University of Minnesota at Morris biology professor Dr. Paul Zachary Myers doesn't like young Republicans. In fact, he called them "aholes."
YouTube link. The video, from a helicopter company, shows imaging of UV discharges from power lines. Its relevance to the natural world is discussed at Slate: In a report published in Conservation Biology, the scientists wrote that animals’ avoidance of power cables is likely linked with their ability to detect ultraviolet light. Show More Summary
by Jonah Shepp Chris Mooney reviews John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Alford’s Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences: As Hibbing et al. explain, the evidence suggests that around 40 percent of the variation in political beliefs is ultimately rooted in DNA. The studies that form the basis for this conclusion use a […]
Last month, the National Zoo's Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute welcomed three new Dama gazelle calves. [ more › ]
Some conservation strategies assume that the evolutionary distances between species on a phylogenetic 'tree of life' (a branching diagram of species popularized by Charles Darwin) can be used to predict how diverse their biological features will be. Show More Summary
Do scientists work too hard? The answer to that question is a big fat "yes," at least if you believe the findings of a study published recently in the journal Biological Conservation. It showed that conservation biologists--and, by extension,...Show More Summary
Conservative congressman Louie Gohmert and Rep. Michelle Bachmannturned a question about recent federal court gay marriage rulings into a clinic on constitutional law Wednesday – as well as a grade-school lesson on human biology. Gohmert and Bachmann were speaking with Rep. Show More Summary
A new study shows that chimpanzees who share food develop strong bonds with each other. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society. An international study published Wednesday by a British biological science journal revealed...Show More Summary
DALLAS (Reuters) - A panel of experts has rejected concerns by religious conservatives in Texas that a high school biology textbook contained factual errors about evolution and a state board approved the book on Wednesday for use in public schools.
Just as investigations expand into neglect at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., news breaks of another endangered animal's death, this time a young Przewalski’s horse who broke his neck, at their Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia read more
Here are photos of cheetah cubs recently born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. [ more › ]
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Social conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education have delayed approval of a high school biology textbook, pending a review by experts, citing concerns about the book's lessons on evolution.
How long is a doctoral dissertation? Too long—but some more than others. Marcus W. Beck, a doctoral student in conservation biology at the University of Minnesota, decided to find out. No, he didn’t write a dissertation on the subject. Show More Summary
Four Centuries of Change in Northeastern United States Forests Authors:1. Jonathan R. Thompson mail,Dunbar N. Carpenter,Charles V. Cogbill,David R. Foster Affiliations:a. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Smithsonian Institution Front Royal, Virginia, United States of Americab. Show More Summary
A new study shows that humans are not protecting the right parts of the world if we are aiming to conserve biological diversity. Researchers found that "67% of plant species live entirely within regions that comprise 17% of the land surface."
A new study in the journal Conservation Biology found that snow leopards living near Buddhist monasteries in Tibet are being helped by monks who actively patrol the forests to prevent poachers from killing the endangered cats.
New research finds that endangered snow leopards are being protected by hundreds of Buddhist monasteries on the Tibetan plateau. The study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, found that half of Read More The post Buddhist Monks Protect Endangered Snow Leopards appeared first on Ecorazzi.
The Coastal Douglas Fir zone (CDF) extends throughout the Lower Mainland's Georgia Basin and is recognized by conservation biologists as one of the most biologically unique and lush landscapes in Western Canada. Early European explorers...Show More Summary
Twenty years ago this month, the conservation community and the world suffered a tragic loss when a small plane flying out of the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador crashed into a cloud-covered mountain.
A conservative view of what lies ahead for Alzheimer's disease (AD) research sees incremental progress resulting from new and better investigative biotechnologies: In the recently published work "The Biology of Alzheimer Disease" (2012), most of what is known about AD today is described in detail. Show More Summary