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September 4, 2017
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Wind Turbines Affect Behavior of Desert Tortoise Predators

Wind Farm Design Layout Impacts Species Success How a wind energy facility is designed can influence the behavior of animal predators and their prey, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management by researchers at the … Continue reading

October 20, 2016
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Los Angeles is a metropolitan den for mountain lions

UCLA – NPS study is first to investigate where the cats hunt in highly urbanized areas Los Angeles is one of only two megacities — Mumbai, India, is the other — where large predatory cats live among us, and they’re closer to … Continue reading

February 13, 2016
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Camouflage really does reduce the chances of being eaten

A ground-breaking study has confirmed the long held assumption that camouflage protects animals from the clutches of predators, and offers insights into the most important aspects of camouflage. The research, by scientists from the Universities of Exeter and Cambridge, investigated … Continue reading

December 21, 2014
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Predators and isolation shape the evolution of ‘island tameness,’ providing conservation insights

ANN ARBOR — Charles Darwin noted more than 150 years ago that animals on the Galapagos Islands, including finches and marine iguanas, were more docile than mainland creatures. He attributed this tameness to the fact that there are fewer predators … Continue reading

August 27, 2014
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Brain of World’s First Known Predators Discovered

Scientists have found the fossilized remains of the brain of the world’s earliest known predators, from a time when life teemed in the oceans but had not yet colonized the land. An international team of paleontologists has identified the exquisitely … Continue reading

December 29, 2013
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Abuse of Social Network sites: E-Safety for children

Most parents will by now wonder how they can protect their children and direct them to child-safe websites. Fortunately a non-profit site, Quib.ly offers a forum where concerned parents, teachers and care-givers can seek out the advice of experts in … Continue reading

March 21, 2013
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Male lions use ambush hunting strategy

Washington, D.C.— It has long been believed that male lions are dependent on females when it comes to hunting. But new evidence suggests that male lions are, in fact, very successful hunters in their own right. A new report from … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
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Ancient Fossilized Sea Creatures Yield Oldest Biomolecules Isolated Directly from a Fossil

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Though scientists have long believed that complex organic molecules couldn’t survive fossilization, some 350-million-year-old remains of aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa have challenged that assumption. The spindly animals with feathery arms—called crinoids, but … Continue reading