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2014-05-13 04:21:24

Conservation hero wins $250,000 and the Lilly Medal for work saving Madagascar's lemurs INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For her heroic and selfless dedication to protecting

New Understanding Of Why Female Milne-Edwards' Sifakas Outlive Males
2013-03-01 08:08:03

Researchers studying aging in an endangered lemur known as the Milne-Edwards' sifaka report that in old age, females are the safer sex.

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2010-11-09 08:21:42

A new study shows how an amphibious fish stays alive for up to two months on land. It's all in the skin.

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2010-06-08 09:17:28

Global warming may present a threat to animal and plant life even in biodiversity hot spots once thought less likely to suffer from climate change.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.