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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).


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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