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Groundbreaking study by Field Museum scientists explains mane variation in lions

... This finding stands in contrast to recent studies arguing that female-driven sexual selection in the species Panthera leo is focused on males with more extensively developed and darker manes. "Up until now, it has been incorrectly assumed that lions typically achieve the full extent of mane development by ...

Remote latrine reconfirms the presence of Essene sect at Qumran

...the Essenes and their relationship to the scrolls, arguing in particular that the inhabitants of the ancient settlement of Qumran, located in the Dead Sea area where the scrolls were found, had no relationship to the religious sect. Now, new scientific findings from the settlement connect Qumran to details...

New findings blow a decade of assumptions out of the water

...y is a major advance for those of us who have been arguing that it is relatively stable."...

Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?

...environmentalists criticize the use of biofuels by arguing that planting large quantities of corn or grass to produce ethanol will require widespread deforestation, which threatens biodiversity. ''It depends on what acres of land one uses [to plant Miscanthus],'' said Somerville, who advocates growing biofue...

Mistaken identity? When a white marlin may not always be a white marlin

...white marlin for the U.S. Endangered Species List, arguing its declining population size, was unsuccessful. "The existence of the roundscale spearfish was confirmed by analyzing the shape of its mid-body scales, which are slightly more rounded at one end compared to the scales of all other Atlantic billf...

Marine phytoplankton changes form to protect itself from different predators

...ntroversial in the scientific community, with some arguing that Phaeocystis makes a good food source for higher creatures in the cold oceans, while others contend its food role is small. While this paper wont resolve the dispute, Hay believes it shows that both points of view could be correct depending on ...

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(Date:7/24/2014)... leads to conflict among people around the world, a ... Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director ... tackle global biodiversity decline. , The harvest of wild ... and provides protein for more than a billion of ... that today,s unprecedented loss of wildlife, is bringing with ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over ... doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans ... the enormous benefits invertebrates such as insects, spiders, crustaceans, ... pollination and pest control for crops, decomposition for nutrient ... published in Science and led by UCL, ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Some sticky research out of York ... a certain species of toxic grass fungus: moose saliva ... Biology Letters , "Ungulate saliva inhibits a grassendophyte ... to red fescue grass (which hosts a fungus called ... slower fungus growth and less toxicity. , "Plants have ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New study draws links between wildlife loss and social conflicts 2Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles 2Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles 3Moose drool inhibits growth of toxic fungus: York U research 2
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