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Computers to save unique type of American red squirrel

UK expertise is being exported to North America to help prevent a unique type of red squirrel dying out in as little as 30... Read More


sciuridae A family of the order rodentia which contains 49 genera. Some of the more common genera are marmota, which... Read More

Blame Our Evolutionary Risk of Cancer on Our Body Mass

A key enzyme that cuts short our cellular lifespan in an effort to thwart cancer has now been linked to body mass.Until... Read More

Cryobiology: The Study of Life and Death at Low Temperatures

by Gregory M. Fahy, PhD Cryobiology -- usually thought of as the study of the effects of subfreezing temperatures on... Read More

‘Fossil’ rock rat pictured alive

The animal was trapped and then released (Image: D. Redfield).   Images... Read More

Bats in Flight Reveal Unexpected Aerodynamics

Brown University engineers and biologists have joined forces to record the fine details of wing and body movement in bat... Read More

Like their pregnant mates, primate dads-to-be pack on pounds

Confirming what many have long suspected, scientists have found that male monkeys of two different species get heavier when... Read More


Endemic Definition Endemic (adj.) means native to a particular area or region or an exclusive characteristic of a thing,... Read More


Definition noun, plural: monkeys Any of the long-tailed, dry-nosed primates but excluding the... Read More


Definition noun, plural: platyrrhines Any of the small to mid-sized primates belonging to the pavorder Platyrrhini,... Read More

Ariel gazelle

Ariel gazelle (Science: zoology) a variety of the gazelle (Antilope, or Gazella, dorcas), found in arabia and adjacent... Read More


Fragmentation Definition What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking... Read More


Liverwort (Science: botany) 1. A ranunculaceous plant (anemone Hepatica) with pretty white or bluish flowers and a... Read More

Vaginal plug

vaginal plug A plug formed by the coagulation of semen; found in the vagina after copulation in certain animals, such as the... Read More


Definition noun, plural: simians Any of the placental primates, particularly hominins, apes and... Read More


Definition noun, plural: haplorrhines Any of the primates characterized mainly by being dry-nosed because of a lack of a... Read More