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April 15, 2014
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Some birds come first — a new approach to species conservation

A Yale-led research team has developed a new approach to species conservation that prioritizes genetic and geographic rarity and applies it to all 9,993 known bird species. “To date, conservation has emphasized the number of species, treating all species as … Continue reading

April 10, 2014
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How (and when) Earth got its plated shell

New Yale-led research suggests how and when Earth came to develop one of its most distinct features — rigid tectonic plates — and why Venus, Earth’s twin-like neighbor, never has. “We think it all comes down to the behavior of … Continue reading