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Plants & Animals May 25, 2021

Can you tell a marten from a fisher? The challenges of crowdsourced wildlife identification in Michigan

Most people can correctly identify photographs of common animals such as deer, raccoons, skunks and squirrels.

Plants & Animals May 25, 2021

Wolves scare deer and reduce auto collisions 24%, study says

Ecologist Rolf Peterson remembers driving remote stretches of road in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and seeing areas strewn with deer carcasses. But that changed after gray wolves arrived in the region from Canada and Minnesota.

Archaeology May 20, 2021

Provenance: How an object's origin can facilitate authentic, inclusive storytelling

Passports are a tangible way of showing where one has traveled, as the stamps provide a chronological order that traces an individual's journey across international borders. When an object's origins are not readily apparent, ...

Ecology May 17, 2021

Groups call for reintroduction of jaguars in US Southwest

Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest.

Ecology May 14, 2021

Scientists urge restoration of federal gray wolf protections

A group of scientists urged the Biden administration Thursday to restore legal protections for gray wolves, saying their removal earlier this year was premature and that states are allowing too many of the animals to be killed.

Plants & Animals May 13, 2021

Complete genome of the raccoon dog

A study, in which the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country participated, has for the first time assembled and annotated the complete genome of the raccoon dog, a species originating in East Asia but introduced into Europe, ...

Ecology May 11, 2021

On the heels of one rare gray wolf's epic journey into California, another arrives

A young male gray wolf crossed into far Northern California early this month—joining another wolf that trekked into the state in late January and made an epic journey south.

Plants & Animals May 10, 2021

Long-term stress in dogs linked to the owner-dog relationship

Researchers at Linköping University have investigated whether the stress levels of dogs are affected by the people they live with. Stress levels for the past several months can be determined in both dogs and humans by measuring ...

Plants & Animals May 07, 2021

Animals laugh too, analysis of vocalization data suggests

Human laughter is common, but it's a somewhat mysterious part of our evolution. It's clear to evolutionary scholars that we laugh as a part of play, signaling our cooperation or friendliness. But how did laughter evolve? ...

Social Sciences May 06, 2021

Adults are more generous in the presence of children, new research shows

Most of us assume that we tend to be kinder towards children than we are to adults. Past research confirms this assumption, showing that we're more caring towards children, and that this effect even extends to being more ...

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