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A recent study finds that the invasive spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) prefers to lay its eggs in places that no other spotted wing...

Culling of endangered wolves increases poaching, contrary to arguments otherwise

New research challenges the argument that legalized hunting helps prevent poaching. Link to full source: Culling of endangered wolves increases poaching, contrary to arguments otherwise

Commuters are inhaling unacceptably high levels of carcinogens

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500 incredibly rare monkeys found deep in Vietnam forest

Prior to the discovery, fewer than 1,000 grey-shanked doucs were known to exist, making them one of the 25 most endangered primates on the...

Shale gas development in PA increases exposure of some to air pollutants

Air pollution levels may have exceeded air quality standards during the development of some Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in Pennsylvania, potentially impacting more...

Previous exposure to flaviviruses increases effects of Zika

Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice...

New study examines leeches for role in major disease of sea turtles in Florida

Researchers are homing in on the cause of a major disease of sea turtles, with some of their latest findings implicating saltwater leeches as...

Action required: Invasive fungus is killing European salamanders

A new fungal disease brought in from Asia is threatening European salamanders. Once the amphibians become infected, they die within a brief period of...

Crystal clear: Lepidopterans have many ways of being transparent

Breakthrough article reveals multiple mechanisms for wing transparency in butterflies and moths; shows that wing transparency has evolved multiple times in lepidopterans.

Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers. The species, formally described as Fukomys hanangensis and Fukomys livingstoni, were found around...

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