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Deciding How Many Species You Have
2014-04-03 10:41:29

It is often difficult to decide whether two animals belong to the same or two distinct species. This can be especially challenging for animals which externally look very similar.

Soaring Variety Of Malaria Parasites Found In Bats
2013-10-07 16:10:08

Researchers have discovered a surprising diversity of malaria parasites in West African bats as well as new evidence of evolutionary jumps to rodent hosts.

New Technique Shaves Tons Off Dinosaur Weight
2012-06-06 07:31:40

Dinosaurs, some of the largest creatures to have ever walked the earth, have for the first time been accurately weighed by scientists using a new technique, and the results indicate that we have been guilty of wrongly portraying them as massively heavy beasts.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.