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Dangerous protected reptiles

Attacks by crocodiles have been rising in South East Asia since they became protected animals, a study finds.

Paleontologists ID two new Miocene mammals in Bolivia

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New gibbon genus discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

Bones of an entirely new but already extinct genus of gibbon have been discovered in China, revealing the magnitude of human-caused extinction of primates.

California Aedes mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika

Over the last five years, Zika virus has emerged as a significant global human health threat following outbreaks in South and Central America. Now,...

Factor important for ZIKA Virus host species restriction

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Pesticide-free way to combat mosquitoes and West Nile

Researchers may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus.

Primates in peril

Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and...

Brromeliads contribute to mosquito breeding in Miami

With vector-borne diseases posing an increasing public health threat to communities in South Florida and elsewhere, a new study led by public health researchers...

Five new species of snail-sucking snakes discovered

New research has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru with peculiar dining etiquette: they suck the viscous bodies of snails...

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