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Can DNA evidence fill gaps in our history books?

If you go back far enough, all people share a common ancestry. But some populations are more closely related than others based on events in the past that brought them together. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Eat less meat, save the planet

To conserve the planet's ecosystems and their diverse plant and animal species, human populations should consume less meat, according to Florida International University researchers.

dateAug 12, 2015 in Environment
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Crocs suffer in competition with humans

Many of the world's 27 species of crocodylians will soon be either totally or locally extinct due to human population expansion and intensive land-use, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

dateSep 08, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Biodiversity promotes multitasking in ecosystems

A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity—the variety of organisms living on Earth—is even more important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems than previously ...

dateApr 24, 2015 in Ecology
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