News tagged with zoology

Small wasps to control a big pest?

Five species of parasitic wasps have been found associated with the vector of the Pine Wood Nematode. As this sanitary problem has been present for over a decade, new methods to control it are needed, besides ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Ecology
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Smallest salamander in U.S. discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources weren’t looking for anything new when they went exploring in the northeast part of the state. ...

dateJul 07, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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DNA confirms existence of NZ bird thought extinct

(PhysOrg.com) -- An examination of ancient and modern DNA by the University of Otago has confirmed that the New Zealand storm-petrel, once thought to be extinct, is a bird which continues to fly our southern ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Evolution
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Forensics ferret out fire beetle secret

Black fire beetles of the genus Melanophila possess unusual infrared sensors. Researchers from the University of Bonn and from the Forschungszentrum Julich have concluded that the beetles' sensors might even ...

dateMay 23, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Darwin egg from Beagle voyage found by museum volunteer

(PhysOrg.com) -- An egg collected by Charles Darwin while on HMS Beagle - and thought to be the last such specimen known to exist - has been rediscovered by an octogenarian volunteer at Cambridge University's Zoology Museum.

dateApr 10, 2009 in Other
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