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Smart Mountain Gorillas Have Learned How to Dismantle PoachersâEUR(TM) Traps
Offbeat  (tags: mountain gorillas, dismantling, poachers, traps, researchers, rwanda, animals, environment, humans, wildlife )

Lone
- 403 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Researchers working in RwandaâEUR(TM)s Volcanoes National Park in 2012 witnessed just how intelligent mountain gorillas are when they observed them dismantling traps laid by poachers.
Study Proves Elephants Have Unique Personalities -- Just Like Us
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- 437 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
As anyone with a companion animal already knows, humans aren't the only ones with complex personalities. When it comes to understanding other intelligent animals though, studies are scarce. That's partly why researchers at Finnish university Turku...
Could This Pollinating Drone Replace Butterflies and Bees?
Offbeat  (tags: Drone, Butterflies, Bees, Pollinators, Researchers )

Derek
- 828 days ago - sciencemag.org
The device is about the size of a hummingbird, and has four spinning blades to keep it soaring.
Bedbugs Are Getting Harder to Kill, and Researchers May Have Figured Out Why
Offbeat  (tags: bedbugs, AUSTRALIA, scientists, RESEARCHERS, animals, environment, humans, pictures )

Lone
- 1130 days ago - news.nationalpost.com
Australian bedbug scientists âEUR" yes, there is such a thing âEUR" have found a possible reason for why bedbugs are suddenly winning the war on humans: tougher shells.
These Lab-Grown 'Mini-Brains' Could Help Replace Animal Testing This Year
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Lone
- 1183 days ago - sciencealert.com
Researchers in the US have developed tiny, partly functional 'mini-brains' in the laboratory, grown from human cells. These tiny replicas won't only give scientists a better way of testing drugs âEUR" they could also help save huge numbers of animals
New Mass Extinction Event Identified By Geologists
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- 1485 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Over the past 450 million years, life on Earth has been devastated by five mass extinction events that are widely recognised by geologists.
Endangered Leopard Snapped in NE China
Offbeat  (tags: amur leopard, researchers, photographs, endangered big cat, sighting, photographed china )

Simone
- 2776 days ago - china.org.cn
Two clear photos of the endangered amur leopard were recently taken in a forest in northeast China's Jilin Province, marking the first time for China's professional researchers to get photos of the rare animal since 1949,
The Mystery of the Naked Penguins
Offbeat  (tags: researchers, studies, unusual, naked penguins, atlantic ocean )

Simone
- 2961 days ago - wcs.org
Before they can grow into their full tuxedo splendor, many penguin chicks are losing their suit coats. Strangely, featherless penguins have been popping up on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the last few years.
Bald Eagles in Channel Islands Might Start Eating Endangered Wildlife, Researchers Say
Offbeat  (tags: bald eagles, researchers, diet, humans, channel islands, endangered wildlife )

Simone
- 3303 days ago - latimes.com
A growing population of American bald eagles in Channel Islands National Park might eventually start feasting on rare seabirds and endangered island foxes, researchers reported Monday.
U.S. Scientists Find Several Fabled Giant Earthworms
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Veronica
- 3308 days ago - ctv.ca
Two living specimens of the fabled giant Palouse earthworm have been captured for the first time in two decades, University of Idaho scientists revealed on Tuesday. Researchers on March 27 located an adult and a juvenile specimen of the worms, which have
AIDS May Date Back to Ancient Tiger
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Simone
- 3450 days ago - health.usnews.com
Early roots of the virus that causes AIDS might be found in a tiger that lived thousands or millions of years ago, new research suggests,
Researchers Find the First Horse Whisperers
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Simone
- 3454 days ago - rtfitch.wordpress.com
This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation. Paleolithic hunters in Europe and Asia began exploiting horses for meat thousands of years ago when the last continental glaciers disappear
Homing Pigeons Have Built in 'Satnav' Using Earth's Magnetic Field
Offbeat  (tags: pigeons, homing pigeons, study, researchers, magnetic field )

Simone
- 3616 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Scientists have suspected for years that birds possess the ability to use the Earth's magnetic field for their navigation, although it has never been proved beyond doubt. Now researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand believe they
World's Hottest Chile Pepper Discovered
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Jean
- 4221 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Researchers recently discovered world's hottest chile pepper. Bhut Jolokia, a variety of chile pepper originating in Assam, India, has earned Guiness World Records' recognition as world's hottest chile pepper by blasting past previous champ, Red Savina.
   

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