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Origins of the Hawaiian hoary bat revealed

A Grand Valley State University biology professor and her team of scientists have determined new information about an endangered species in the U.S., which could impact its protection under the Endangered Species Act.

dateJun 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Unknown midge mystery solved

Revisiting original types and DNA analysis exposed hidden diversity in minute non-biting midges. Two species new to science were discovered and one misapprehended species was removed by following the traces ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Exploring head shape and aerodynamics

It's a bird… it's a plane… it's a bat! All three may be soaring through the sky, but their shapes vary greatly, which affects their aerodynamics during flight. Birds typically have streamlined head profiles ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Vagrant bachelors could save rare bird

A study conducted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has revealed the importance of single males in small, threatened populations. Results from a study of endangered New Zealand hihi birds (Notiomystis ci ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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