When an American dentist killed a beloved African lion named Cecil last summer, the world responded with outrage. In this episode of the PLOS Biology podcast, Liza Gross explores the issue of sport hunting and lion conservation with two lion experts.
The extinction of one carnivore species can trigger the demise of fellow predators, conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have confirmed. A ground-breaking study published in Current Biology has backed up theories and previous...Show More Summary
The current issue of the journal Environmental Biology of Fishes has special focus on bonefish and tarpon and highlights new research that can help manage these economically important and environmentally fragile fisheries sustainably in the future. Read more in the press … more ?
As the Director of the University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology, my career has been devoted to developing cutting-edge scientific techniques to help us better protect animal species threatened with extinction. My work...Show More Summary
The left sneer at conservatives who are uncomfortable with Darwinian evolution –- and yet they have declared the recognition of the most basic fact of biology a crime.
Today’s guest blog comes from Jason Hall-Spencer — a Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. His research spans seamount ecology, fisheries, ocean acidification, aquaculture and conservation. He’s also working on marine protected area design using satellite vessel monitoring for fisheries management. He does his fieldwork all over the world, […]
Activist and blogger Shaun King stated on Thursday that the person listed on his birth certificate, a white man, is not his biological father. King wrote in the Daily Kos that his mother, a white woman, conceived him with a black man. “My mother and I have discussed her affair,” King...
A conservative Christian activist said parents who do not force their transgender children to conform to their biological gender norms are abusive. Andrea Lafferty, of the Traditional Values Coalition, traveled to Bentonville, Arkansas, where she tried to scare school board members out of...
It's fine for a biological man to self-identify as a woman, but as a conservative? That's taking things a bit too far for liberal outlets. Add the New York Times to the long list of those offended by the right-leaning politics of the former Bruce Jenner, who now identifies as a female Caitlyn. Show More Summary
As we try to protect biological diversity for the future, a perpetual challenge is ensuring that the strategies we adopt today will continue to work in the face of changing conditions. How can we design conservation approaches that will be resilient in the face of environmental challenges that will only become more severe in coming years? […]
I'm not a medical professional, but I'm pretty sure looking at these red panda babies at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute can improve your life 1000%. Look, I never went to "MEDICAL SCHOOL" and I don't understand "SCIENCE" (I'm supposed to believe that the SUN is made of PLASMA like my HIGH-END TELEVISION?). Show More Summary
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.
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 —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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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