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Plants & Animals May 03, 2021

Bornean Rajah scops owl rediscovered after 125 years

The Bornean subspecies of Rajah scops owl (Otus brookii brookii), documented in the wild for the first time since 1892, may be its own unique species and deserving of a conservation designation. Published April 28 in The ...

Plants & Animals Apr 28, 2021

Natural reserve sites host researchers and volunteers studying ecological challenges

Amid the extreme aridity of the vast Colorado Desert of eastern San Diego County, a ribbon of greenery allows life to thrive.

Ecology Apr 20, 2021

Scientists use fossil records to understand the present, predict future ecosystems

Due to a multitude of human-driven impacts, the Earth is experiencing a biodiversity crisis. It has been referred to as the Sixth Mass Extinction, and scientists are examining similar events in the planet's geological past ...

Plants & Animals Apr 16, 2021

New analysis finds Spotted Owls harmed by post-fire logging, not fire

Are forest fires a threat to the imperiled Spotted Owl? For years, different groups of scientists assumed so, but a new study turns this assumption on its head. Researchers from the John Muir Project, Pennsylvania State University, ...

Plants & Animals Apr 09, 2021

Biodiversity: We can map the biggest threats to endangered species in your local area

Since 1993, 15 species of bird and mammal are thought to have gone extinct, including China's Yangtze river dolphin and the Pernambuco pygmy owl from Brazil. But these recent examples are a tiny fraction of what scientists ...

Ecology Mar 25, 2021

More birders sighted in Central Park this spring migration

This spring, longtime Central Park birder and naturalist Gabriel Willow is feeling a little less nervous than he did a year ago.

Plants & Animals Mar 25, 2021

Two new species of already-endangered screech owls discovered in Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is teeming with creatures unknown to science—and that's just in broad daylight. After dark, the forest is a whole new place, alive with nocturnal animals that have remained even more elusive to scientists ...

Space Exploration Mar 25, 2021

Paraguay's first satellite deployed from the International Space Station

On March 14, the Paraguayan Space Agency (AEP) deployed a satellite from the International Space Station to help track a tiny parasite that causes Chagas disease. The satellite, Guaranisat-1, is the first developed and put ...

Archaeology Mar 25, 2021

Warriors' down bedding could ease journey to realm of the dead

The burial field in Valsgärde outside Uppsala in central Sweden contains more than 90 graves from the Iron Age.

Plants & Animals Mar 24, 2021

US report: Bald eagle populations soar in lower 48 states

The number of American bald eagles has quadrupled since 2009, with more than 300,000 birds soaring over the lower 48 states, government scientists said in a report Wednesday.

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