Why humans get infected with rodent-borne diseases

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed the need to better understand the transmission routes of animal-spread diseases. A study published in Nature Communications demonstrates how the risk of pathogen transmission from rodents ...

Global wildlife summit approves shark protections

Delegates at a global summit on trade in endangered species on Friday approved a plan to protect 54 more shark species, a move that could drastically reduce the lucrative and cruel shark fin trade.

Prehistoric fish may be poised for a comeback

Researchers studying lake sturgeon in Northwest Georgia's Coosa River have found evidence that the fish may be reproducing for the first time since they were wiped out in the 1970s.

Humans can't, but turtles can: Switching off senescence

All living organisms age and die—there is no way of escaping death. But not all organisms follow the same pattern of weakening and deterioration to old age and death—counter-intuitive as it may seem.

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