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  • Building a better mouse to study Ebola

    Building a better mouse to study Ebola
    Scientists wearing anti-pathogen "spacesuits" and working in a government biocontainment laboratory have shown that genetically diverse strains of mice can accurately model the devastating health effects of the Ebola virus, according to new research.
  • Skin-eating Asian fungus imperils world's salamanders

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A skin-eating fungus that infiltrated Europe through the global wildlife trade is threatening to inflict massive losses on the continent's native salamanders including extinction of whole species and could do the same in North...

    'Subirdia': Surprisingly, birds thrive in suburban areas

    "Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife" by John Marzluff ;Yale University Press (303 pages, $30) John Marzluff bought two acres in suburbia 17 years ago. Marzluff and his wife, Colleen, are...

    700-year-old viruses found in ancient reindeer poop

    700-year-old viruses found in ancient reindeer poop
    Scientists have discovered two viruses that were preserved for 700 years in frozen reindeer poop collected from northern Canada.  One of the viruses had probably infected plant material that passed through the animal's digestive system; the other...

    Sex wars: Ant queens take sperm from males of other species

    Sex wars: Ant queens take sperm from males of other species
    All’s fair in love and war – particularly when love is war. Scientists studying the habits of two related species of harvester ants have discovered that during sex, the queens will essentially steal sperm from unwitting male ants of the...