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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

4 weeks 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

Political Biology

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 […]

Photos: National Zoo Celebrates Birth Of Three Dama Gazelle Calves

  Last month, the National Zoo's Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute welcomed three new Dama gazelle calves. [ more › ]

'Tree of life' distances are no shortcut to conservation

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

These Rare Photos Show 21 Famous Scientists More Chilled Out Than You've Ever Seen Them

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

Gohmert: Pro-gay marriage judges ‘need some basic plumbing lessons’

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

Chimpanzees feel love when they share food, study shows

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

Evolution lessons in Texas biology textbook will stay, board says

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.

Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Dies as Zoo Releases Report

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

Celebrate Cheetahs With These Adorable Photos

  Here are photos of cheetah cubs recently born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. [ more › ]

Evolution battle stirs as Texas delays new biology text

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.

The Average Length of Dissertations across Fields

5 months agoOdd : Neatorama

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

How The Northeastern American Forests Have Been Changed Over 400 Years

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

Protecting just 17% of Earth's land would save 67% of plant species. Can we do it before it's too late?

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."

Buddhist monks are protecting snow leopards from poachers

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.

Buddhist Monks Protect Endangered Snow Leopards

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.

Who's Letting One of B.C.'s Most Imperilled Ecosystems Die?

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

Russell Mittermeier: Remembering Two Field Biology Pioneers

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.

The Next Few Years of Research Into Alzheimer's Disease

8 months agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

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

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