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Science & Environment

Boo! How do Mexican cavefish escape predators? Study on escape evolution reveals vast differences in startle reflex responses between cavefish populations

The ability to detect threatening stimuli and initiate an escape response is critical for survival and under stringent evolutionary pressure.…

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Science & Environment

Endangered vaquita remain genetically healthy even in low numbers: Study found no sign of inbreeding or ‘extinction vortex’ often linked to small populations

The critically endangered vaquita has survived in low numbers in its native Gulf of California for hundreds of thousands of…

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Science & Environment

CRISPR-induced immune diversification in host-virus populations

Just like humans, microbes have equipped themselves with tools to recognize and defend themselves against viral invaders. In a continual…

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Health & Fitness

Bark beetle outbreaks benefit wild bee populations, habitat

When southern Rocky Mountain forests are viewed from a distance these days, it may not look like much is left.…

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Science & Environment

Ivory Coast without ivory? Elephant populations are declining rapidly in Côte d’Ivoire

Recent years have witnessed a widespread and catastrophic decline in the number of forest elephants in protected areas in Côte…

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