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Spoon-billed sandpiper population revealed

For the first time, scientists have calculated the world population of the spoon-billed sandpiper, after overcoming a number of difficult challenges including limited knowledge about the whereabouts of this tiny shorebird, ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Ecology
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Self-sorting cells disrupt development

In a developing embryo, some cells can self-segregate – like oil separating out of water – to help create the tissues and organs of the human body. For example, brain cells separate into clusters that give rise to different ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bycatch is the biggest killer of whales

With hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins dying every year after being accidentally entangled in fishing gear, the world must take concrete steps during the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting starting ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Ecology
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