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New Poison Dart Frog Species Discovered In Donoso, Panama
2014-09-29 03:12:01

A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama

2014-08-29 23:04:15

Other Notable Experts – from the Smithsonian to the International Space Station – Take Attendees to Deep Sea and Space Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) August

2014-03-05 23:21:26

Library opens Panama Canal exhibition April 8; announces year-long centennial programs and lecture series, including Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough.

2014-02-07 13:25:47

Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth largest honey exporter in the world.

New Coral Species Discovered In Peruvian Pacific
2014-02-04 05:19:13

Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Costa Rica have apparently discovered a new, fiery-red species of coral in the shallow waters of the Peruvian Pacific.

Ripple Effect Used By Bats When Hunting Frogs During Mating Season
2014-01-24 12:56:12

As male túngara frogs call from their puddles to attract females, they create ripples that spread across the water. According to researchers, these ripples are used by other male frogs to assess their competition – and also by bats looking for their next meal.

New Evidence Sponge Effect Tropical Forests
2013-12-18 15:31:48

New research on tropical forests is adding more evidence to a controversial phenomenon known as the 'sponge effect.'

Rodents In The Rainforest Risk Their Lives To Eat
2013-12-18 12:22:08

Hungry rodents that wake up early are much more likely to be eaten than rodents getting plenty of food and shut-eye

Young Tropical Forests Contribute Little To Tree-Biodiversity Conservation
2013-12-12 17:14:28

A satellite image of a green swath of tropical forest does not tell the whole story. About half the world's tropical forests are relatively young. Unless protected, they are unlikely to last more than a human generation before falling to bulldozers and chainsaws.

First High-resolution National Carbon Map Of Panama
2013-07-23 11:11:56

A team of researchers has for the first time mapped the above ground carbon density of an entire country in high fidelity.


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