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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.
Discoveries spanning five continents and three oceans cap the United Nations' International Year of Biodiversity.
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.
Researchers may have discovered a new species of the giant elephant shrew in a remote Kenyan forest.
The evolutionary history of the Thaumoctopus mimicus lineage reveals the steps it took to become a master of disguise.
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.
New study finds that the average ecosystem will need to shift about a quarter mile per year to keep pace with global climate change.
Ranging from mosses to eels, spanning four continents and two oceans, these discoveries add to the family tree of life on Earth.
Breeding program offers new opportunities to understand a little-studied species, and introduce the public to these fascinating creatures.
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