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Video: Red baby panda cubs astonishingly adorable

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

These fluffy panda infants are too cute for words! Born to mothers who weren't able to care for their babies (one had cancer, another wasn't able to properly care for them) Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is hand-feeding them up to seven times a day. So far they are doing great and breaking hearts around the world.

Red Panda Cubs Born At The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Are A Whole Load Of Cute

Cue the squeals. The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, welcomed seven teeny furballs red panda cubs into the world over the past month -- and they're precious beyond measure. The cubs were born to mothers Nutmeg, Regan and Leo Mei. Show More Summary

SCHLICHTER THESIS CONFIRMED: Shot: ? Sexy Conservatives Will Out-Breed Barren Liberals

SCHLICHTER THESIS CONFIRMED: Shot: ? Sexy Conservatives Will Out-Breed Barren Liberals —Kurt Schlichter, Townhall, April 20, 2015. Chaser: ? HuffPo Writer Refusing To Have Children So She Doesn’t Spread Her White Privilege “Biologically”… —Weasel Zippers, yesterday.

Saving the red pandas

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Northern Virginia is caring for 7 recently-born red panda cubs, part of a wider effort to keep them around

Longstanding biology problem put to rest

Comparing the genomes of different species -- or different members of the same species -- is the basis of a great deal of modern biology. DNA sequences that are conserved across species are likely to be functionally important, while variations between members of the same species can indicate different susceptibilities to disease. Show More Summary

Tracking Tiny Birds Using Tiny GPS Backpacks

To track a tiny songbird, you need a tiny tracker. This has been a problem plaguing ecologists who wished to study the movements of small animals for years, until now. Researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s migratory...Show More Summary

Surprise! You're Having a Virgin Animal Birth

Sawfish snout from above. (Photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) Earlier this month, a new article published in the journal Current Biology raised a few eyebrows. It documented, purely by accident, a whopping seven...Show More Summary

Conservation theory gets mathematical treatment

Theories used for the last four decades as a tool to guide the conservation of flora and fauna may have misinterpreted the biological reality, according to new research by mathematicians.

'Stop Surrogacy Now'

I oppose commercial surrogacy, which I believe exploits women, particularly those who are poor. Overseas, it amounts to biological colonialism. Interestingly, some in the social conservative right and feminist left have come together...Show More Summary

The mighty seed: Best conservation practices consider both genetics, biology

Restoring diverse vegetation along the Atlantic seaboard after devastating hurricanes or replanting forests after destructive wildfires rests mightily upon one tiny but important ingredient: the seed.

Health Groups Protest US EPA Decision to Expand Herbicide Use

A coalition of conservation, food-safety and public health groups filed a motion with the US Court of Appeals challenging the US’s EPA decision to allow the use of hazardous herbicide in the US Midwest, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement.

From Amateur Biologists, Data for All

3 months agoAcademics : PLOS: Sci-ed

How much of an impact can average citizens have on wildlife biology research and conservation? As it turns out, they’re the workhorses behind some of environmental science’s most important datasets, old and new. The value of citizen scientists in wildlife … Continue reading » The post From Amateur Biologists, Data for All appeared first on Sci-Ed.

Academic-NGO partnerships to optimize and utilize conservation science

Problems: (1) Many academic scientists in conservation biology are isolated from end-users of their work, including policy makers, stakeholders, and conservation NGOs (CNGOs). (2) CNGOs rely on science and scientists, however, a science staff is very expensive to maintain. Show More Summary

Women in Business: Namasha Schelling, Executive Director, African Rainforest Conservancy

Namasha Schelling was born in Ifakara, Tanzania to a Swiss father and Tanzanian Mother. Namasha got her Bachelors degree in Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters in Environmental Management at Harvard Extension. She...Show More Summary

Being a creationist conservative in Canada ‘gives your opponents a tremendous amount of ammunition’

Alberta premier Jim Prentice’s hand-picked education minister Gordon Dirks told forum attendees last weekend that he was an “Old Earth guy” – a reference to a doctrine of Creationism that generally rejects biological evolution. Mr. Dirks has declined to clarify his views. He’s also declined to comment on whether or not he accepts the scientifically [...]Show More Summary

New tool aids US conservation, management of whales, dolphins and porpoises

Researchers have identified more than 100 areas within US waters that should be considered biologically important when making management and regulatory decisions about human activities that could affect whales, dolphins and porpoise...

Amanda Marcotte: Conservatives Portray Obamacare As a Giveaway to Black People and ‘Hot Young Sluts’

When it comes to right-wingers and the Affordable Care Act, biology and race are destiny. That’s the word from lefty pundit Marcotte, who argued in a Thursday column for Talking Points Memo that the “fight against Obamacare has been about needling the gender- and race-based resentments of the conservative base.”

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 2/23-3/1

4 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!   Lecture – The ABC’s Of Shark Research: Attacks, Biology And Conservation By Glenn … Continue reading ?

Treading a Fine Line between Trade and Conservation to Fight Biopiracy

How can species-rich nations protect their natural wealth and local knowledge when commercial companies come knocking for biological resources to develop crops, cures and cosmetics? A global treaty may have the answer.

A marine biologist went to Davos...

The author, getting up to speed in Davos. World Economic Forum By Alex Rogers, Professor of Conservation Biology at University of Oxford read more

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