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      December 3, 2020

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      Experimental Vaccine for Deadly Tickborne Virus Effective in Cynomolgus Macaques

      An experimental vaccine developed in Europe to prevent infection by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) has protected cynomolgus macaques ...

      Jaguars Robust to Climate Extremes but Lack of Food Threatens Species

      Researchers lead a world-first investigation into the chances of wild jaguars surviving climate extremes with six scenarios modelling the behavior, mating, births of cubs, competition, illegal ...
      Scientists have discovered that young alligators have the ability to regrow their tails up to three-quarters of a foot -- about 18 percent of their total body length. The ...

      How Dolphins Avoid 'the Bends'

      New evidence indicates that dolphins are able to consciously slow down their heart rates when preparing to dive, and can even adjust their heart rates according to the length of their intended dive. ...
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      Pets, Touch and COVID-19: Why Our Furry Friends Are Lifesavers

      A new study points to the lifesaving role that pets have played in 2020 and why governments need to sit up and take ...

      Researchers Find How Stress and the Circadian Clock Affect Sleep

      Researchers have found a new neural pathway that links the circadian clock, stress, and wakefulness in mammals. They identified a neuron that becomes excessively active when the mammal is under ...

      Big Cats and Small Dogs: Solving the Mystery of Canine Distemper in Wild Tigers

      Canine distemper virus (CDV) causes a serious disease in domestic dogs, and also infects other carnivores, including threatened species like the Amur tiger. It is often assumed that domestic dogs are ...

      Global Warming Likely to Increase Disease Risk for Animals Worldwide

      Changes in climate can increase infectious disease risk in animals, researchers found -- with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans, they ...

      Changes in Fire Activity Are Threatening More Than 4,400 Species Globally

      More than 4,400 species across the globe are at risk from extinction because of changes in fire activity says a new ...

      Coppery Titi Monkeys Do Not Deceive Their Partners

      Since methods for genetic paternity analyses were introduced it became clear that many pair-living animal species, including humans, do not take partnership fidelity that seriously. In most species ...

      How Ancient Fish May Have Prepared for Life on Land

      A new study adds another layer to the remarkable evolutionary transition of life from water to land on Earth. The international study of the prehistoric 'relic' tetrapods, including ...

      Like humans who can instantly tell which friend or relative is calling by the timbre of the person's voice, zebra finches have a near-human capacity for language ...

      Rare Species of Small Cats Inadequately Protected

      The Indian subcontinent is a hotspot for wild felines. A new study now shows that only 6-11 per cent of the areas where three rare cat species have their habitat are protected. Lack of knowledge ...

      Elephant Genetics Guide Conservation

      A large-scale study of African elephant genetics in Tanzania reveals the history of elephant populations, how they interact, and what areas may be critical to conserve in order to preserve genetic ...

      First Map of Bee Species Around the Globe

      There are over 20,000 species of bee, but accurate data about how these species are spread across the globe are sparse. However, researchers have now created a map of bee diversity by combining the ...

      Very Hungry and Angry, Caterpillars Head-Butt to Get What They Want

      When food is scarce, monarch butterfly caterpillars go from docile to domineering. The results look something like a combination of boxing and 'bumper' cars. The less food, the more likely ...

      The Secret Social Lives of Giant Poisonous Rats

      The African crested rat is the only mammal known to sequester plant toxins for chemical defense. A new study confirmed that the rabbit-sized rodent licks poison from the bark of Acokanthera ...

      Blue Whales Return to Sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia After Near Local Extinction

      Scientists have revealed the return of critically endangered Antarctic blue whales to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, 50 years after whaling all but wiped them out. The new study follows ...

      Truffle Munching Wallabies Shed New Light on Forest Conservation

      Scientists have studied how swamp wallabies spread truffle spores around the environment. Results of the research demonstrate the importance of these animals to the survival of the ...

      Can Animals Use Iridescent Colors to Communicate?

      A new paper sheds light on the colorful world of animal communication, highlighting the challenges of studying accurately how iridescent colors work in ...

      The Single X Chromosome of Male Fruit Flies Can Be Just as Active as the Two X Chromosomes of Females Thanks to Two Sticky Molecules

      Researchers have discovered how the MSL complex responsible for dosage compensation can distinguish the X chromosome from autosomes in flies. A lab used a unique research approach to determine the ...

      Studies Focus on SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Domestic Cats, Pigs

      Two recently published studies include important findings related to SARS-CoV-2 transmission and the COVID-19 pandemic: Domestic cats can be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2, but pigs are unlikely ...

      The Bull Y Chromosome Has Evolved to Bully Its Way Into Gametes

      Scientists present the first ever full, high-resolution sequence of the Y chromosome of a Hereford bull. The research, more than a decade in the making, suggests that bulls' Y chromosomes have ...

      Study Improves Ability to Predict How Whales Travel Through Their Ocean Habitat

      Scientists recently published a study that could help researchers learn where protections are needed the most for bowhead ...

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