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  • Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions

    Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions
    In what may be a first for a long-extinct non-human animal -- and certainly for an extinct creature of such stature -- scientists have assembled the complete genome of the woolly mammoth, gaining insight into why the last surviving population of the great beasts, marooned on an Arctic island off the coast of Russia, may have disappeared. 
  • Scientists to study grassland-nesting shorebird in 3 states

    A large shorebird that nests in grasslands and uses its extra-long bill to pluck crustaceans from mudflats and wolf spiders from animal burrows will be the subject of an intense study this summer in three states. The long-billed curlew is of particular...

    Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

    A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals. But in the study published by the journal...

    Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree

    Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree
    MELBOURNE— Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against...

    Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper

    Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against arguably the worst...