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Say what? Bacterial conversation stoppers

... the cell's presence. Nearby bacteria take a local census by monitoring AI-2 levels and conduct themselves as the circumstances warrant. Researchers have speculated that AI-2 is a universal language, and the new study from Bassler's lab is the first to show those conversations taking place ?and producing c...

Vietnam war technology could aid elephant conservation

...me consuming and error-prone technique - or aerial census techniques, which although they are useful to estimate elephant numbers in open savanna cannot be used to spot elephants in dense forest. As a result, the new technique could provide crucial data for reserve planning and management. "Conservation ma...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

...s to figure out who is there and how the community census varies in time and space," said Eckburg, the lead ...ding is that the ability to create a comprehensive census of the microbes living inside a person could have implications for human forensics. Unlike people's ...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

...he 2004 Mushara experiment was to develop a remote census technique using geophone arrays to count elephants...ntral Africa, where it's hard to conduct an aerial census because of the dense forest canopy." Human-generated noise is another concern for conservationists....

Photos show jaguar vamping for camera

...tion Society (WCS) are using the remote cameras to census the park, which may contain more jaguars than any protected area in Latin America. Normally the cameras, which are tripped by an infrared beam, capture little more than a fleeting glimpse of wildlife. No one knows why this particular jaguar spent so...

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