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Using leeches to measure mammal biodiversity

In order to get a better grasp on the biodiversity of mammals in Sumatra, University of Delaware graduate student Sarah Weiskopf spent two weeks collecting leeches in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in Ecology
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Protein scaffold

Right before a cell starts to divide to give birth to a daughter cell, its biochemical machinery unwinds the chromosomes and copies the millions of protein sequences comprising the cell's DNA, which is packaged ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins

Ecuador seized around 200,000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers at the country's main fishing port, the government said Wednesday.

dateMay 28, 2015 in Ecology
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How to lure a pest of pistachio, almond and walnut

An Agricultural Research Service entomologist in California is helping the state's almond, pistachio, and walnut growers decide whether to use a new lure to monitor their fields for navel orangeworm (NOW) ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in Ecology
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English foxes safe for now as Cameron backs down

English foxes won a temporary respite after Prime Minister David Cameron's promise to repeal a ban on hunting them failed to make it into his programme outlined in the Queen's Speech on Wednesday.

dateMay 27, 2015 in Ecology
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