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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Brazilian scientists clone endangered animals

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... not resolve one of the main problems facing species with dwindling populations, which is maintaining a sufficiently varied gene pool. Cloning can't be a substitute for protecting endangered ... Associated Press in Rio De Janeiro Scientists enlist techniques for first time to stop indigenous species disappearing from the world Brazil fights to save animals through cloning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1084180/brazilian-scientists-clone-endangered-animals
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Cue a more scientific brew: coffee plant’s genome deciphered

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... and pests, with the added benefit of enhancing flavour and caffeine levels. The researchers studied the species Coffea canephora, better known as robusta. It accounts for about 30 per cent ... into the soil and possibly inhibit the germination of the seeds of other competing plant species, he added. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586133/cue-more-scientific-brew-coffee-plants-genome-deciphered
  3. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: American Alligator, by Kelby Ouchley

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service dropped the reptile from the endangered list in 1987 and now regulates the legal trade of the species and its products - a risky policy, says Ouchley: human intrusion ... to the ecosystem, Ouchley writes. In Florida, the mucky holes that the American alligator scoops out with its snout supply food, water and shelter for a spectrum of species. In Louisiana, the reptile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1324263/book-review-american-alligator-kelby-ouchley
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    British scientists modify mosquitoes to breed mostly males, in fight against malaria

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... to protect people and insecticides to kill the mosquito species most responsible for the transmission of malaria (Anopheles gambiae). The technique by a team at Imperial College London involves ... a version of this genetic system that will spread itself through the target species, removing females and causing population crash or extinction as it goes," he said. Dr Michael Bonsall, reader ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530276/british-scientists-modify-mosquitoes-breed-mostly-males-fight-against
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    It’s a pee coup: scientists find most animals take 21 seconds to urinate

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... and compared the size of each species' bladder and urethra. While some larger animals had capacious bladders (an elephant can fill a kitchen rubbish bin), they all- cats goats and elephants, seem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541144/its-pee-coup-scientists-find-most-animals-take-21-seconds-urinate
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Chimps, gorillas, other apes struggling to survive

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 06:12pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... in authority sometimes are among those dealing in the illegal trade. Between 2005 and 2011, only 27 arrests were made in Africa and Asia. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ... get around that by falsely declaring animals as bred in captivity. The orangutan is the only great ape found in Asia. One species, the Sumatran orangutan, is critically endangered, with its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1200287/chimps-gorillas-other-apes-struggling-survive
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Methane-spewing microbe blamed for earth's biggest mass extinction

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:04pm by Reuters

    ... A microbe that spewed humongous amounts of methane into earth's atmosphere triggered a global catastrophe 252 million years ago that wiped out upwards of 90 per cent of marine species and 70 ... with only a few species making it through, many probably by chance." Previous ideas proposed for the Permian extinction include an asteroid and large-scale volcanism. But these researchers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462689/methane-spewing-microbe-blamed-earths-biggest-mass-extinction
  8. News - China - SCIENCE

    Gobi desert reveals modest ancestor of gigantic flying reptiles

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... a species named Kryptodrakon progenitor unearthed at a Gobi desert site called the Shishugou formation in Xinjiang, had a modest wingspan of 1.3 metres. But later members of its branch of the flying ... in honour of the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, that had parts filmed near where it was unearthed. Its species name, progenitor, means ancestral. Roughly 220 million years ago, pterosaurs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1497294/gobi-desert-reveals-modest-ancestor-gigantic-flying-reptiles
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists try captive approach to fighting invasive lionfish

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Captive approach to tackling lionfish Research by US scientists in the Cayman Islands suggests native predators can be trained to gobble up invasive lionfish that colonise regional reefs and voraciously prey on juvenile marine creatures. The invasive species with a flowing mane of venomous spines has no natural predators in the Atlantic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1487234/scientists-try-captive-approach-fighting-invasive-lionfish
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Giant pandas found to have sweet tooth, suggesting they once ate more than bamboo

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Panda's sweet tooth points to change in diet Giant pandas eat plenty of vegetables, but apparently they like dessert, too. Scientists studying the endangered black-and-white bears said on Thursday that while pandas almost exclusively eat bamboo, which contains only tiny amounts of sugars, they showed a strong preference for natural sweeteners in an experiment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459870/giant-pandas-found-have-sweet-tooth-suggesting-they-once-ate-more-bamboo

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