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DNA sheds light on why largest lemurs disappeared
Ancient DNA extracted from the bones and teeth of giant lemurs that lived thousands of years ago in Madagascar may help explain why the giant lemurs went extinct. View News Article (2014-12-17)

Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs may have nearly knocked off mammals, too
The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs. View News Article (2014-12-17)

Show us how you play and it may tell us who you are
The way in which toys are handled and combined with one another during object play can tell use a lot about the cognitive underpinnings of the actors. View News Article (2014-12-16)

A taxonomic toolkit ends a century of neglect for a genus of parasitic wasps
In 1912, three species in the parasitic wasp genus Ophion were described by two different entomologists, increasing the number of known species in North America to eleven. View News Article (2014-12-16)

A new trout species described from the Alakır Stream in Antalya, Turkey
A group of researchers from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Faculty of Fisheries in Turkey discovered a new trout species. View News Article (2014-12-15)

New method helps map species' genetic heritage
Where did the songbird get its song? What branch of the bird family tree is closer to the flamingo - the heron or the sparrow? View News Article (2014-12-12)

Birds of a feather? NSU researcher working to unlock the genome of birds
We all know that ducks, crows, falcons and egrets are birds. A group of scientists, however, wanted to dig deeper and unlock more about how these animals are related genetically. View News Article (2014-12-12)

The story of a bizarre deep-sea bone worm takes an unexpected twist
The saga of the Osedax "bone-eating" worms began 12 years ago, with the first discovery of these deep-sea creatures that feast on the bones of dead animals. View News Article (2014-12-12)

Study: Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes
Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky shows. View News Article (2014-12-12)

Biologist gains insight into genetic evolution of birds
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher has contributed to discoveries about bird evolution as part of a new study that sequenced the complete genomes of 45 avian species.  View News Article (2014-12-12)

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