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Environment May 24, 2019

Tradition meets tech as Kenya's herders adapt to climate change

For generations, Kaltuma Hassan's clan would study the sky over Kenya's arid north for any sign of rain—some wind here, a wisp of cloud there—to guide their parched livestock to water.

Ecology May 17, 2019

Scientists propose rethinking 'endangered species' definition to save slow-breeding giants

Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new research coinciding with Endangered Species Day.

Ecology May 10, 2019

Invasive species are Australia's number-one extinction threat

This week many people across the world stopped and stared as extreme headlines announced that one eighth of the world's species – more than a million – are threatened with extinction.

Ecology Mar 19, 2019

Cricket bacteria break down lignin, highlighting ecology's utility in applied R&D

Researchers have discovered that a bacterium found in camel crickets is capable of breaking down lignin—the stuff that makes wood tough—opening new research pathways for the development of biofuels and chemical manufacturing. ...

Bio & Medicine Apr 11, 2019

'Nanobodies' from alpacas could help bring CAR T-cell therapy to solid tumors

In 1989, two undergraduate students at the Free University of Brussels were asked to test frozen blood serum from camels, and stumbled on a previously unknown kind of antibody. It was a miniaturized version of a human antibody, ...

Archaeology & Fossils Apr 11, 2019

Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more

During the Great Depression, some unemployed Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small bits and pieces while stored in the state collections ...

Environment Mar 12, 2019

The summer bushfires you didn't hear about, and the invasive species fuelling them

In January 2019, fires burned across a 100-kilometre length of the iconic Tjoritja National Park in the West MacDonnell Ranges, from Ormiston Gorge nearly to the edge of Alice Springs.

Archaeology & Fossils Feb 03, 2014

Archaeologists pinpoint the date when domesticated camels arrived in Israel

Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob. But archaeologists have shown that camels were not domesticated in the Land of Israel until centuries after the Age of the Patriarchs ...

Ecology Nov 15, 2013

Feral camel management across remote Australia – a successful outcome

Landscapes, people, industries and cultural assets, are safer and healthier as a result of a complex project to manage one of the nation's pests - feral camels.

Archaeology & Fossils Mar 05, 2013

Extinct giant camel found far from the desert in Arctic discovery

(Phys.org) —A Canadian research team, helped by scientists at The University of Manchester, has discovered the first evidence of an extinct giant camel in the High Arctic. The three-and-a-half million year old fossil was ...

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