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2011-01-14 09:49:34

3,607 finches and mockingbirds housed at the California Academy of Sciences provided critical data for research about the spread of disease in Darwin's famous islands.

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2010-12-17 09:52:36

Discoveries spanning five continents and three oceans cap the United Nations' International Year of Biodiversity.

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2010-10-27 08:55:00

Nearly one out of every five vertebrates in the world are currently threatened with extinction--and things would be worse were it not for the efforts of conservationists across the globe--a new study set to be published in the journal Science has discovered.

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2010-09-22 07:25:00

Researchers may have discovered a new species of the giant elephant shrew in a remote Kenyan forest.

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2010-08-26 12:40:00

The evolutionary history of the Thaumoctopus mimicus lineage reveals the steps it took to become a master of disguise.

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2010-08-12 06:10:00

Fossilized bones from two ancient animals in Ethiopia show signs of human butchering, pushing back the earliest known evidence for the use of stone tools by nearly a million years, according to researchers.

2009-12-23 16:58:56

New study finds that the average ecosystem will need to shift about a quarter mile per year to keep pace with global climate change.

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2009-12-15 09:02:14

Ranging from mosses to eels, spanning four continents and two oceans, these discoveries add to the family tree of life on Earth.

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2009-11-13 07:55:00

Breeding program offers new opportunities to understand a little-studied species, and introduce the public to these fascinating creatures.

2009-11-12 16:45:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S.


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