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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists try captive approach to fighting invasive lionfish

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

    ... and Caribbean Sea. Native sharks and groupers typically avoid healthy lionfish, a native to the Indian and Pacific oceans that was likely introduced through the pet trade. But when a University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1487234/scientists-try-captive-approach-fighting-invasive-lionfish
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    Dogs first domesticated in Europe, not China, researchers in Finland say

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... pets descended from now-extinct populations of wolves in Europe. Previous studies had identified China as the origin point for domestic dogs. Man's earliest best friends probably scavenged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1356965/dogs-first-domesticated-europe-not-china-researchers-finland-say
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    Taste of beer triggers reward chemical in the brain, study says

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... were scanned by positron emission tomography (PET). The goal was to look at dopamine, a chemical in a part of the brain called the ventral striatum that gives the sensation of reward. The beer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1216227/taste-beer-triggers-reward-chemical-brain-study-says
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    Cats in US kill billions of birds and mammals, study finds

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris, France

    ... estimate that free-ranging domestic cats kill 1.4 to 3.7 billion birds and 6.9 to 20.7 billion mammals annually,” says the study. “Unowned cats, as opposed to owned pets, cause the majority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1139246/cats-us-kill-billions-birds-and-mammals-study-finds
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    Chimps, gorillas, other apes struggling to survive

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

    ... dollar for exotic pets, while disreputable zoos, amusement parks and traveling circuses clamour for smuggled primates to entertain audiences. More than 22,000 great apes are estimated to have ...

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

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