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Smithsonian National Zoo Says Goodbye to Shama the Red Panda

A moment of silence for Shama, the red panda The cute and cuddly 7-year-old tree dweller lived at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, where she was battling a neurological disorder that was discovered...Show More Summary

National Zoo Red Panda Shama Dies

The red panda was euthanized Saturday at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. [ more › ]

Getty Conversation Institute Partners with Salk Institute to conserve Louis Kahn masterpiece

last weekArts : Artdaily

Completed in 1965, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, is one of famed architect Louis I. Kahn?s finest works, and an international icon of modern architecture. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific...Show More Summary

Biology student in Colombia faces jail for reposting scholarly article

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Columbia's draconian copyright law (passed after US pressure) provides for prison sentences for simple copyright infringement; Diego Gomez, a biodiversity conservation Master's candidate at University of Quindío shared a paper related to his fieldwork, and the paper's author has brought a prosecution against him. Read the rest

Asian carp could establish in Lake Erie with little effect to fishery

According to a study published in the journal Conservation Biology by a group of scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future, U.S. Forest Service, University of Michigan and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental...Show More Summary

Photos: A Baby Red Panda Being Raised By Hand

  One of several born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. [ more › ]

Drilling in the dark: Biological impacts of fracking still largely unknown

MADISON, Wis. – As production of shale gas soars, the industry's effects on nature and wildlife remain largely unexplored, according to a study by a group of conservation biologists published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment...Show More Summary

'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown

Eight conservation biologists from various organizations and institutions found that shale-gas extraction in the United States has vastly outpaced scientists' understanding of the industry's environmental impact. With shale-gas production...Show More Summary

Frozen semen may be the key to saving endangered species

What if there were a way to keep endangered species from going extinct? That's the rationale behind a new project at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. Researchers at the institute are putting information about animals threatened by extinction in a "stud book" and chronicling their lives from birth. Show More Summary

Red Panda Cubs Galore

2 months agoOdd : Neatorama

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia successfully bred all four of their red panda pairs, who bore ten cubs in 2014. Of those 10 cubs, seven have survived. More than 100 Red Pandas have been born at SCBI, including this year's births, and 60 of the newborns survived. Show More Summary

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Links for you. Science: For Rangers on the Front Lines of Anti-Poaching Wars, Daily Trauma (unsung heroes of conservation biology) Avoiding “Sagan Syndrome.” Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about ET. Empowering Consumers through Accurate Genomic Tests … Continue reading ?

Endangered species baby boom at zoo

The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute celebrated several births recently. During the past several weeks, 31 new residents have been born, many of which were endangered species. A short-eared elephant shrew was born May 8 at the Zoo's Small Mammal House. Show More Summary

These baby red pandas are quite possibly the cutest things on the planet right now.

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These baby red pandas are quite possibly the cutest things on the planet right now. They were born last week at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, which has recently experienced a kind of endangered species baby boom. The...Show More Summary

Engineering a Loss of Function PCSK9 Mutation to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The advent of efficient techniques for gene editing such as CRISPR is moving us into an era in which all sorts of beneficial enhancements to human biology become possible. The regulatory establishment is exceedingly conservative with...Show More Summary

Birding in a Hellmouth

3 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Many years ago, when I was a young and stupid Masters student in Conservation Biology, I was given the opportunity...

Collecting biological specimens essential to science and conservation

ANN ARBOR—Collecting plant and animal specimens is essential for scientific studies and conservation and does not, as some critics of the practice have suggested, play a significant role in species extinctions. Those are the conclusions...Show More Summary

400 Tigers/400 Records: Find the song. Spread the message. Ignite the change.

The Vinyl District is honored to have been chosen by the The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and National Zoo to participate in the Endangered Song Project. “The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and National ZooShow More Summary

Did Professor Advocate Censorship of Conservative Student Newspaper?

University of Minnesota at Morris biology professor Dr. Paul Zachary Myers doesn't like young Republicans. In fact, he called them "aholes."

Animals may see UV flashes from power lines

5 months agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

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

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