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  1. News - World - NATURE

    Pangolins are being 'eaten to extinction': conservationists

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 12:02am by AFP

    ... because they are being traded to China and Vietnam,” he said in an statement issued yesterday by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Pangolin meat is considered a luxury food, ...

  2. News - China Insider - NATURE

    World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 02:01pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com With its intimidating, pincer-like mandibles, thick black body and wingspan that could cover a man's face, this is one creepy-crawlie you wouldn't want to see buzzing around your bedroom. Scientists in Ch ...

  3. News - World - NATURE

    Hawaii’s harvesting of aquarium fish targeted by conservation group

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Honolulu Pacific island's supply of tropical fish for tanks around globe targeted by conservation group, which claims trade is damaging coral reefs Aquarium fish campaigners get their hooks into Hawaii Half a million tropical fish ...

  4. News - World - NATURE

    How electric eels got their power: DNA map reveals creature’s secrets

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Scientists plug into the secrets of electric eels Scientists have discovered the secrets behind electric fish, using genetic studies to reveal how the creatures developed an organ that can unleash a wicked jolt. They unveiled a genet ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    World on the brink of ‘sixth great extinction’ as plants, animals dying out faster than ever

    Posted May 30th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Many animal species are finding places to live scarcer with the encroachment by altered by humans Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scen ...

  6. News - World - NATURE

    Kiwi ‘more African than Australian’ says study

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Kiwi 'more African than Australian' New Zealand's iconic kiwi is most closely related to the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar rather than the Australian emu as previously thought. The findings stem from ...

  7. News - World - NATURE

    Radio waves baffle migrating robins, German study finds

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:57pm by AFP

    ... the authors, from Oldenburg University, wrote in Nature. The tests show "a reproducible effect of anthropogenic (man-made) electromagnetic noise on the behaviour of an intact vertebrate". ...

  8. News - World - NATURE

    What polar bear’s diet may tell us about how our bodies can handle fat

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Scientists show genetic changes have allowed Arctic predator to be both obese and healthy What polar bear's diet may tell us about handling fat When it comes to healthy eating, polar bears break all the rules. They ...

  9. News - World - NATURE

    Study says zebra’s stripes helped to deter blood-sucking flies

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... in the savannah? Do the stripes radiate heat to keep the zebra cool? Or do they have a social role- for group identity, perhaps, or mating? A new study, published in the journal Nature Communications ...

  10. News - World - NATURE

    Cuvier’s beaked whale tracked spending over two hours underwater

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Whales prove they are champions of deep diving If there were a gold medal for cetacean diving, it undoubtedly would go to the Cuvier's beaked whale. Scientists said on Wednesday they tracked these medium-sized whales off the coa ...




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