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Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

Scientists exploring the remote highlands of eastern Suriname discovered 24 species believed to be new ...ns who traveled to the Lely and Nassau plateaus in eastern Suriname, 130 kilometers (80 miles) southeast of Paramaribo, the capital. They found a virtually une...

An ancient bathtub ring of mammoth fossils

...logists suspect that most of the Ice Age floods in eastern Washington originated from glacial Lake Missoula. The lake formed behind ice that dammed the Clark Fork River. Sometimes the ice dam broke, releasing huge volumes—up to 500 cubic miles—of water in an instant. The dam would slowly reform creating a ne...

Tracking sperm whales and jumbo squid

...ia. "Even though this species is found only in the eastern Pacific, it reaches from Alaska to Chile and supports the largest cephalopod fishery in the world," said Gilly, an authority on squid who is based at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station. "It’s very rare to find a place like the Gulf of California wh...

Fitness has fallen since the days of Ancient Greece

... revolt in Mytilene on the island of Lesbos in the eastern Aegean. The Athenian assembly ordered all Mytiline's men to death, and despatched a trireme to carry out this command. The next day, the assembly relented and sent a second trireme to halt the massacre. According to the records of Thucydides, this se...

New sucker-footed bat discovered in Madagascar

...species, Myzopoda aurita, occurs only in the humid eastern forests of Madagascar, according to new research r...or urban zones. The island, which is found off the eastern coast of Africa, remains one of the most critically threatened areas in the world, in terms of biodi...

New species of snapper discovered in Brazil

...e other snapper species found in the Caribbean and eastern United States, as well as the dog snapper caught b...podus, two species restricted to the Caribbean and eastern coast of the United States but previously believed to occur in Brazilian waters until the discovery ...

Gene study shows three distinct groups of chimpanzees

...t populations and that chimps from the central and eastern populations are more closely related to each other...n chimps appear to have separated from central and eastern chimpanzees about 500,000 years ago and central and eastern chimps divided about 250,000 years ago. ...

Uganda's mountain gorillas increase in number

...Other findings are that gorillas are not using the eastern side of the park, a possible result of human disturbances there. Particularly encouraging, however, is that one group of gorillas are starting to use the northern sector of the park for the first time in living memory. Bwindi is also home to a thr...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

...ny cichlid species that inhabit Lake Tanganyika in eastern Africa. A. burtoni males are extremely territorial and regularly engage in aggressive fights, the outcome of which determines who gets access to food and mates. "Males that repeatedly lose fights are unable to hold territories and consequently de...

Scientists discover new species of distinctive cloud-forest rodent

...phere Reserve Mountains in Southern Peru along the eastern slope of the Andes. Extending from lowland tropical forests in the Amazon Basin to open grasslands above the Andean tree line, Manu is home to more species of mammals and birds than any equivalently sized area in the world. "Like other tropical mo...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

...ful new chapter in the otherwise bleak tale of the eastern hemlock tree. From Georgia to Maine, this once-...the 1950s. An aphid-like insect, the adelgid kills eastern hemlocks within a few years after infestation, feeding on the sap at base of their needles and cutti...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

...ful new chapter in the otherwise bleak tale of the eastern hemlock tree. From Georgia to Maine, this once-...the 1950s. An aphid-like insect, the adelgid kills eastern hemlocks within a few years after infestation, feeding on the sap at base of their needles and cutti...

Overfishing large sharks impacts entire marine ecosystem, shrinks shellfish supply

...ifferent research surveys from 1970-2005 along the eastern U.S. coast, the research team has found that their original study underestimated the extent of the declines: scalloped hammerhead and tiger sharks may have declined by more than 97 percent; bull, dusky, and smooth hammerhead sharks by more than 99 p...

Light wine intake is associated with longer life expectancy in men

...pants, all from Zutphen, an industrial town in the eastern part of the Netherlands, were followed until death or until the final survey taken among survivors in mid-2000. The surveys included drinking habits, dietary habits, body mass index, smoking habits and the prevalence of heart attack, stroke, diabete...

Global map shows new patterns of extinction risk

...s and cats. Mammals are highly threatened across eastern Africa due to hunting and the bush meat trade The tropical, rainforest-clad mountains of northern Australia are home to many declining frog species, although the precise causes of these declines often remain enigmatic. ...

One-of-a-kind imaging probe reveals secrets useful for drug discovery

...ely harmless, plant-eating creatures common in the eastern United States. The analytical technique, described in the current issue of ACS Chemical Biology by scientists at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida and the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology at the Gain...

New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain

...o is found in other nearby mountains in Colombia's eastern Andean range. Genetic, morphological and vocal studies have confirmed its identity as a new taxon. "Before we began this study, no one knew what species lived in the Yariguíes Mountains and whether they needed protecting," said Thomas Donegan. "No...

Researchers link ocean organisms with increased cloud cover and potential climate change

...entrations seen over a large area of ocean off the eastern coast of South America. Using complex numerical models, they estimated that the resulting increase in cloudiness reduced the absorption of sunlight by an amount comparable to what has been measured in highly polluted areas of the globe. If conf...

Small, smaller, smallest -- The plight of the vaquita

...eviously thought ?confined to a small area off the eastern coast of the Baja California Peninsula. What is... are no better examples anywhere in the world than eastern Pacific gray whales and northern elephant seals, both of which came back from low numbers and now re...

Rising ocean temperatures, pollution have oysters in hot water

...once thrived in the coastal regions of much of the eastern United States, but over-fishing, global warming, rising ocean water temperatures and increased pollution have combined to reduce the oyster population to 5% of what it was 200 years ago, Sokolova said. The loss of oysters has far-reaching environment...

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