News tagged with gibbons

Extinction looms for gibbons in Vietnam, scientists say

The first comprehensive study of gibbons in Vietnam in over a decade has found that three of the six species (the cao vit and western black crested gibbons and the northern white-cheeked gibbon) are perilously close to extinction, ...

dateMay 22, 2012 in Ecology
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I wanna talk like you (oo)

The role of social structure in animal communication is hotly debated. Non-human primates seem to be born with a range of calls and sounds which is dependent upon their species. But overlying this there seems to be some flexibility ...

dateDec 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Black Friday provides bushfire answers

Clearing vegetation close to houses is the best way to reduce impacts of severe bushfires, according to a team of scientists from Australia and the USA who examined house loss after as a result of Black Saturday, when a series ...

dateJan 18, 2012 in Environment
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Recognizing gibbons from their regional accents

Crested gibbons (genus Nomascus) live in dense Asian rainforest, specifically in China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and, because of their environment, they communicate with other gibbons by singing. Both males and females ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Evolution
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Irradiated anthrax can be sequenced—fast

These days, mail addressed to selected government offices gets irradiated, in order to kill any biological agents, notably anthrax spores. The downside of this is that viable spores have been needed to identify the anthrax ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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