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2011-01-26 09:05:00

A new chapter in the dispute over the Tyrannosaurus rex's eating habits was written on Wednesday, as scientists with the Zoological Society of London published a new study they say confirms that it was, in fact, a hunter and not a scavenger.

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2011-01-11 12:35:00

The Edge Coral Reefs project announced this week that it has identified 10 of the most at-risk coral species for protection.

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2010-11-25 08:24:11

Large predators are much more vulnerable than smaller species to environmental changes, such as over-hunting and habitat change, because they have to work so hard to find their next meal, according to a new study.

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2010-11-19 09:25:00

Three species of long-beaked echidnas share the top spot on the Zoological Society of London's list of the world's most unique and threatened mammals.

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2010-11-10 08:55:00

Like humans, whales can receive sunburn-like effects from overexposure to ultraviolet radiation.

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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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2010-10-08 08:58:21

Common frog (Rana temporaria) populations across the UK are suffering dramatic population crashes due to infection from the emerging disease Ranavirus.

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2010-08-31 12:34:55

With a simple click of the camera, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Zoological Society of London have developed a new way to accurately monitor long-term trends in rare and vanishing species over large landscapes.

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2010-08-25 19:51:40

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are requesting that the Government of Tanzania reconsider the proposed construction of a commercial road through the world's best known wildlife sanctuary—Serengeti National Park.

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2010-07-19 09:55:00

The first ever pictures of the Horton Plains slender loris, a rare and endangered breed of primate that had long been thought extinct, have been captured by scientists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).


Word of the Day
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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