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Article ID: 668300

Fisheries Conservation, Bornean Orangutans, Female Birds Prefer Smart Males, and More in the Wildlife News Source

Newswise

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

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16-Mar-2018 7:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691052

Male Squirrels Kill Offspring of Rivals in Years When Food Is Plentiful, Study Shows

University of Alberta

UAlberta researchers first to observe red squirrels killing other males’ pups when females produce two litters.

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13-Mar-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691110

Lifelike, Full-Size Reconstruction of Extinct Human Relative Acquired for New U-M Natural History Museum

University of Michigan

When the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History reopens in its new home about a year from now, visitors to the evolution gallery will come face to face with a life-size, hyperrealistic sculptural reconstruction of an extinct human relative that roamed southern Africa 2 million years ago.

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14-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691020

While A Candidate’s Voice Pitch Sways Voters, It Doesn't Result in Better Leaders

Florida Atlantic University

Individuals with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders. But is voice pitch a reliable signal of leadership quality? And is the bias in favor of selecting leaders with lower voices good or bad for democracy? A novel study is the first to address these questions.

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14-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691005

Medieval Barbarians Likely Imported Brides with Elongated Heads From Southeastern Europe

Stony Brook University

An international research team including Krishna Veeramah, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has performed the first genomic analysis of populations that lived on the former territory of the Roman Empire from around 500 AD.

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13-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 690966

It’s Mostly Luck, Not Pluck, That Determines Lifetime Reproductive Success

Cornell University

Can one seedling, or one female bird, be so superior to the rest that it will inevitably become the “lucky” one to grow to the sky, or help perpetuate the species? The short answer: No.

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12-Mar-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690306

Two Species of Ravens Nevermore? New Research Finds Evidence of 'Speciation Reversal'

University of Washington

A new study almost 20 years in the making provides some of the strongest evidence yet of the "speciation reversal" phenomenon in two lineages of Common Ravens.

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28-Feb-2018 4:40 PM EST
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    26-Feb-2018 3:00 PM EST

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Mammoth Data: Researchers Sequence Complete Genomes of Extinct and Living Elephants Pointing to Highly Complex Relationships, Rich Evolutionary History

McMaster University

An international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families - namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.

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26-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689960

Earliest Cave Paintings Were Made by Neanderthals, Scientists Discover

University of Southampton

Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals made cave paintings, indicating they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own.

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22-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Threatened Shorebird Species Faces Increased Peril

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Scientists from Rutgers University–New Brunswick and elsewhere documented fewer than 10,000 red knot shorebirds in Chile in January, down from more than 13,000 a year earlier.

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22-Feb-2018 6:00 AM EST
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