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Academics / General Science : Wired: Science

A sweeping census involving more than 100 scientists and lasting almost a decade has estimated that Panama's San Lorenzo forest is home to an estimated 25,246 arthropod species. The study is the most extensive survey of insects, spi...

Genetic study sheds light on evolution and may help prevent extinction of the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey

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Biologists have completed genetic studies on all five snub-nosed monkey species, providing crucial information for the conservation of these rare primates.

Chinese researchers identify insect host species of a famous Tibetan medicinal fungus

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

A team of researchers from the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Xiao-Liang Wang and Yi-Jian Yao), summarized all the available information on the insect species associated with the Tibetan medicinal fungus Oph...

Change in the immune system can lead to success

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The sequencing of the Atlantic cod genome in 2011 demonstrated that this species lacks a crucial part of its immune system. In a follow-up study, researchers have investigated a large number of additional fish species and found that...

Researchers discover sophisticated alarm signaling in a primitive insect

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Many insect species respond to danger by producing chemical alarm signals, or alarm pheromones, to inform others. In a recent study, investigators found that their alarm may be even be context dependent. read more


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