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Leap onto land saves fish from being eaten

Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga have evolved the ability to survive out of water and leap about on the rocky shoreline because this helps them escape predators in the ocean, a ground-breaking new study shows.

dateMar 14, 2017 in Evolution
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Where the few jaguars still alive are hiding

The survival of the jaguar (Panthera onca) is critically endangered in Brazil. Scientists have recently found signs that there are only about 300 of these top predators left in the biome—a tiny number. There are many reasons ...

dateMar 14, 2017 in Ecology
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Breathtaking gene discovery in Dalmatian dogs

University of Helsinki researchers have uncovered a novel gene associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in dogs. The new research on this fatal disease may also help us understand the mechanisms of respiratory ...

dateMar 14, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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