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Your dog’s behavior is a product of their genes

From the excitable sheep dog to the aloof Shiba Inu, and all breeds in between, dogs have unique and diverse behavioral traits. By analyzing DNA …

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Rhino conservation in Nepal creates a burden for communities, infrastructure and other species, study warns

Efforts to conserve rhinos in Nepal have put a burden on communities, infrastructure and other wildlife in Nepal, a new study warns. Successful anti-poaching and …

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Dinosaurs were on the up before asteroid downfall

The findings provide the strongest evidence yet that the dinosaurs were struck down in their prime and were not in decline, at the time the …

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Parasite may create risk-taking wolves in Yellowstone

New research from a University of Montana student and his partners suggests that a common parasite associated with cats turns Yellowstone National Park wolves into …

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Feline genetics help pinpoint first-ever domestication of cats

Nearly 10,000 years ago, humans settling in the Fertile Crescent, the areas of the Middle East surrounding the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, made the first …

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Cheetah marking trees are hotspots for communication also for other species

Marking trees are important hotspots of communication for cheetahs: Here they exchange information with and about other cheetahs via scent marks, urine and scats. A …

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Male orb-weaving spiders fight less in female-dominated colonies

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even spiders in their webs do it: cooperate for more peaceful colonies. That’s one of the surprising findings of …

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Fossil discovery in storeroom cupboard shifts origin of modern lizard back 35 million years

A specimen retrieved from a cupboard of the Natural History Museum in London has shown that modern lizards originated in the Late Triassic and not …

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Feline genetics help pinpoint first-ever domestication of cats

Nearly 10,000 years ago, humans settling in the Fertile Crescent, the areas of the Middle East surrounding the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, made the first …

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Adventurous bird personalities can help population cope with climate change

The areas in the Wadden Sea where red knots, plump migratory birds, spend the winter are under pressure. The Wadden Sea is changing due to …

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