Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "species" (39)  

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A new species of cricket is caught on camera for the first time - and its bizarre behaviour has surprised scientists.

Link: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8391540.stm

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Eight years ago, world governments made a pledge to put a halt to growing biodiversity loss by 2010. They have not succeeded. The ongoing loss of biodiversity has instead become even more severe of a threat to the planet's once-balanced ecosystems--it's become a full-on extinction crisis.

Link: www.treehugger.com/(…)humans-now-wiping-out-species…

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A new and previously unknown species of spider has been discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Israel by a team of scientists from the Department of Biology in the University of Haifa-Oranim. Unfortunately, however, its habitat is endangered.

Link: www.sciencedaily.com/(…)100111102534.htm…

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A recent study about movement of bird species during the Cold War outlines one of the perils facing an expanding global economy -- along with international trade comes the potential for a significant increase in invasive species that can disrupt ecosystems.

Link: www.sciencedaily.com/(…)100107183047.htm…

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Scientists have found that Killer Whales in the North Atlantic Ocean differ in both diet and genetic makeup. In fact, they’re in the process of splitting into two different species all together.

Link: planetsave.com/(…)killer-whales-are-evolving-into-t…

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A new species of crab which resembles a strawberry has been discovered living on the coast of Taiwan.

Link: www.telegraph.co.uk/(…)New-crab-species-looks-like-…

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Although advances in medical care have improved standards of living over time, humans aren't entirely sheltered from the forces of natural selection, a new study shows.

Link: www.dailygalaxy.com/(…)has-the-human-species-escape…

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Good news: The bald eagle and the gray wolf are back from the brink of extinction. Bad news: That leaves chimps, manatees, polar bears, whales ... Which ones can be saved, and how?

Link: www.rd.com/(…)article166347.html…

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Some New York high school students testing DNA samples say they may have discovered a previously unknown subspecies of cockroach...

Link: www.upi.com/(…)UPI-40631262064188…

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In a project right out of CSI NY, Brenda Tan and Matt Cost, seniors at Manhattan's Trinity School, collected more than 200 samples of food and fauna for DNA truth-telling. The most intriguing was the DNA from a cockroach collected in an apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Link: www.npr.org/(…)high_school_students_find.html…

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In an effort to help a threatened species of moth, Butterfly Conservation is asking the UK public to enjoy a glass or two of English cider. Experts say that the mistletoe marble moth is confined to a few sites, primarily cider orchards, where plentiful mistletoe provides a suitable habitat.

Link: news.bbc.co.uk/(…)1.stm…

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The introduction of non-native species of plants and animals to a new ecosystem almost always results in environmental stress, degradation and sometimes even disaster. These 10 invasive species are infamous for the destruction they have caused, even when introduced with the best of intentions.

Link: webecoist.com/(…)incoming-the-worlds-10-worst-invas…

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This sea slug discovered in the Philippines was just one of 94 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2009 -- proving that there's 'still plenty of places to explore and things to discover on Earth.'

Link: www.treehugger.com/(…)94-new-species-described-by-t…

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James Cameron is about to unleash his biggest (and riskiest) venture yet, ‘Avatar.’   Reported (and disputed) to cost someplace north of $300 million this is history’s newest biggest-budget movie, and a gamble that depends on new technology, no big stars and an inter-species romance.....

Link: www.nj.com/(…)titanic_director_james_cameron_resurf…

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Climate change is turning up the heat on some of the U.S.'s already threatened species, including ten highlighted by a new Endangered Species Coalition report.

Link: news.nationalgeographic.com/(…)index.html…

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It all started when Anna McCallum, now a doctoral student at the University of Melbourne, discovered a previously unknown shrimp while working as an assistant on a research boat. Instead of naming it herself, she decided to auction the right to name the shrimp on eBay and donate the proceeds to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Link: www.wired.com/(…)luc-longley-shrimp-species…

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Scientists have recently discovered that birdfeeders in the UK are actually having a serious impact on the way birds that use them evolve. So much so that one researcher says they've already led to the first evolutionary step in a brand new species.

Link: www.treehugger.com/(…)birdfeeders-found-to-cause-ev…

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Professor Mike Morwood created an international storm with his discovery of ***** floresiensis -- dubbed the Hobbit because of its small size and big feet -- on Flores, an Indonesian island, in 2003. The archaeologist said the Hobbits, who were only about one metre tall and weighed just 30kg, existed on the remote island until about 12,000 years....

Link: www.dailygalaxy.com/(…)hobbits-a-new-human-species-…

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On one of the Galapagos islands whose finches shaped the theories of a young Charles Darwin, biologists have witnessed that elusive moment when a single species splits in two.

Link: www.wired.com/(…)speciation-in-action…

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The most influential piece of popular science writing ever was published 150 years ago. Now New Scientist brings you a 21st-century remix of Darwin's classic by geneticist and author Steve Jones.

Link: www.newscientist.com/(…)on-the-origin-of-species-re…

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Most people would run for cover if they encountered a spider the size of a dinner plate. But it's one man's mission to track down the biggest arachnid in the world — the Goliath tarantula. Wild Chronicles follows this brave researcher through the jungles of French Guiana in search of this hairy king of spiders.

Link: www.babelgum.com/4001323/tarantula.html

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