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Technology tracks the elusive Nightjar

(Phys.org) —Bioacoustic recorders could provide us with vital additional information to help us protect rare and endangered birds such as the European nightjar, new research has shown.

dateJul 21, 2014 in Ecology
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Hamster-sized deer born in Spain

The latest specimen of the world's tiniest deer—a rare species no bigger than a hamster—has been born in a nature park in southern Spain, conservationists said on Friday.

dateApr 25, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Searching for life in strange places

Last year schoolchildren were invited to dig up some earth in search of creepy-crawlies and underground life. Astronauts taking part in ESA's underground training course CAVES joined the worldwide experiment ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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