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Why do we think infant animals are so cute?

Over 50 years ago, ethologist Konrad Lorenz proposed that infants appear cute so that parents are attracted to them and motivated to care for them. Lorenz described the Kindchenschema, "baby schema," facial features such ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Evolution
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Tiger-spray DNA shown as valuable conservation tool

Conservation scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat—the "breadcrumb" that researchers ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Ecology
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EU lawmakers back animal cloning ban

EU lawmakers on Wednesday backed a ban on cloning farm animals and products derived from them, citing deep public unease at the prospect they could make it onto supermarket shelves.

dateJun 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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The great geologist behind the Origin of Species

After Charles Darwin published the landmark On the Origin of Species in 1859 at the age of 50, he devoted the rest of his professional life to building up evidence to support its central claim – namely ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Evolution
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