Genome of Steller’s sea cow decoded

During the Ice Age, giant mammals such as mammoths, sabre-toothed cats and woolly rhinoceroses once roamed Northern Europe and America. The cold oceans of the …

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Lychee genome tells a colorful story about a colorful tropical fruit

They’re prickly on the outside, sweet on the inside, and beloved for their iconic pink shells and pearly, fragrant fruit. In the U.S., you might …

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Common Arctic finches are all the same species

For birders struggling to figure out what kind of Redpoll they’re watching, new research from the University of Colorado Boulder says don’t worry — the …

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Doubling the number of species of hand-standing spotted skunks

Picture a skunk. You’re probably thinking of a stocky animal, around the size of a housecat, black with white stripes, like Pepé Le Pew. That …

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