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Cat locomotion could unlock better human spinal cord injury treatment

Cats always land on their feet, but what makes them so agile? Their unique sense of balance has more in common with humans than it …

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Invasive rats transform reef fish behavior

Scientists have discovered for the first time that invasive rats on tropical islands are affecting the territorial behaviour of fish on surrounding coral reefs. The …

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Zebrafish testing identifies a gene potentially at the root of domestication

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown that zebrafish can provide genetic baz1bclues to the evolution of social behaviours in humans and domesticated …

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Effects of highly pathogenic avian influenza on canids investigated

Researchers at Hokkaido University have revealed the effects of high pathogenicity avian influenza virus infection on an Ezo red fox and a Japanese raccoon dog, …

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Ants shed light to predicting evolution after hybridization

Researchers at the University of Helsinki found that after multiple hybridisation events between two wood ant species distinct hybrid populations evolved independently towards the same …

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New activity trackers for dolphin conservation

Just like a smartwatch can tell its wearer how many calories they consume during exercise, data from dolphin wearables can now be used to estimate …

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Do polar bear paws hold the secret to better tire traction?

Traction is important. Humans have been continually interested in discovering how to better move across wet or frozen surfaces safely — whether to improve shoes …

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Diving birds are more prone to extinction, says new study

Diving birds like penguins, puffins and cormorants may be more prone to extinction than non-diving birds, according to a new study by the Milner Centre …

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Primordial germ cells made from northern white rhino stem cells

In its race to advance assisted reproduction and stem cell associated technologies to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction, the BioRescue consortium announces a …

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Argentine ants will do anything for sugar, but they won’t do this

It might seem like common sense that a starving animal is more likely to take dangerous risks to obtain food than one with a full …

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