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Largest Fish In The Sea Appear To Thrive Under Regulated Ecotourism
Up to 20 meters long and weighing as much as 20 tons, its enormous size gives the whale shark its name. Known as the 'gentle giant' for its non-predatory behavior, this fish, with its broad, flattened head and minute teeth, eats tiny zooplankton, sieving them through a fine mesh of gill-rakers.
Source: Science Daily
Posted on: Thursday, Dec 27, 2007, 2:40pm
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Not one but 'six giraffe species'
The world's tallest animal, the giraffe, may actually be several species, a new genetics study suggests.
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Saturday, Dec 22, 2007, 4:34pm
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Fragile X fixed in mice
Animal studies suggest a way to treat the devastating mental retardation disorder.
Source: Nature
Posted on: Thursday, Dec 20, 2007, 11:34am
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Like a Virgin ... Fly
The female fruit fly is a faithful lover, at least for a little while. As soon as she mates, she rejects all suitors for several days and spends her time laying eggs. Biologists have now found the switch that controls this coy female behavior, to the pleasure of male flies and disease researchers alike.
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007, 8:38am
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Major Physics Breakthrough In Understanding Supersolidity
Physicists are reporting a major advance in the understanding of what appears to be a new state of matter -- supersolidity. Physicists have been manipulating solid helium so they can study its unusual behavior.
Source: Science Daily
Posted on: Monday, Dec 10, 2007, 9:49am
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Flies' Evasive Move Traced To Sensory Neurons
When fruit fly larvae are poked or prodded, they fold themselves up and corkscrew their bodies around, a behavior that appears to be the young insects' equivalent of a "judo move," say researchers. They now trace that rolling behavior to neurons resembling those that sense pain.
Source: Science Daily
Posted on: Thursday, Dec 06, 2007, 8:47am
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Manure Management Reduces Levels Of Antibiotics And Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) describe a study to find out if animal waste contributes to the spread of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARG), and if they can be reduced by appropriate manure management practices.
Source: Science Daily
Posted on: Monday, Dec 03, 2007, 11:29am
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Animal health seen crucial in bird flu battle
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Nov 30, 2007, 9:40am
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The Decline and Fall of the Animal Kingdom
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 27, 2007, 11:06am
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Early Academic Skills, Not Behavior, Best Predict School Success
Source: Science Daily
Posted on: Monday, Nov 19, 2007, 9:54am
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New Species Of Peccary -- Pig-like Animal -- Discovered In Amazon Region
Source: ScienceDaily
Posted on: Friday, Nov 16, 2007, 4:08pm
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The Great Lakes Wolf: Off Endangered List, but What Animal Is It Now?
Source: NYT
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007, 7:44am
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Sociopaths could be lacking a 'guardian angel of behavior'
Source: USA Today
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 07, 2007, 4:22pm
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Model behaviour - Animal models of psychiatric disorders
Source: Nature News
Posted on: Thursday, Nov 01, 2007, 10:52am
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UCSB researchers discover the dawn of animal vision
Source: PLoS
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007, 4:21pm
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How does the opioid system control pain, reward and addictive behavior?
Source: EurekAlert
Posted on: Monday, Oct 15, 2007, 1:36pm
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