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Google employee ousted for gender manifesto took to Reddit. He found a sympathetic audience.

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

A former Google engineer who was fired after he circulated an internal memo suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the gender gap in the tech industry and that Google should “stop alienating conservatives,” found a friendly audience on Reddit. James Damore, 28, participated Sunday on the site's Ask Me Anything, a […]

Sasquatch Conservation Before Discovery

On the face of it, cryptozoology has little in common with mainstream conservation. First, it is widely held to be a “pseudoscience”, because it does not follow the scientific methods so central to conservation biology. Many conservation scientists would find the idea of being identified with monsters and monster-hunters embarrassing.

Desert tortoises can't take the heat of roadside fencing

Desert tortoises pace back and forth and can overheat by roadside fencing meant to help them, according to a study published in the journal Biological Conservation by the University of California, Davis, and the University of Georgi...

Interactive protein posttranslational modifications regulate stress responses

Methylation and nitric oxide (NO)-based S-nitrosylation are highly conserved protein posttranslational modifications that regulate diverse biological processes, including abiotic stress responses. However, little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms.

Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade

(Michigan State University) Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade -- both within countries and across international borders.

Meet the Zoo’s Newborn Red Panda Cubs, Who Just Opened Their Eyes

The three cubs were born within days of each other at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Researchers revolutionize vital conservation tool with use of gold nanotechnology and lasers

(University of Minnesota) In a new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) provide the first-ever reproducible evidence for the successful cryopreservation of zebrafish embryos.

Waterbirds threatened by invasive carp

The presence of the carp, a freshwater invasive species spread worldwide, is alarmingly reducing the populations of diving ducks and waterbirds, according to a study published in the journal Biological Conservation by Alberto Maceda Veiga from the University of Barcelona and Raquel López and Andy J. Green from the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC).

Pandas are great at climbing trees and also great at falling out of them

The Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute describes itself as a leader in animal education.  The zoo's prove to be a master educator once again, given the fact that on July 7 it tweeted a wonderfully informative...Show More Summary

Online purchase patterns show left-wingers and right-wingers read very different science books

Liberals favour science books related to purer topics like biology and physics; conservatives favour applied topics like medicine. By Alex Fradera

Here is why killing coyotes doesn’t make livestock safer

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Why killing coyotes doesn’t make livestock safer By Megan M. Draheim, Lecturer in Conservation Biology and Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Virginia Tech. Coyote at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado. USFWS/Flickr, CC BY Few Americans probably know that their tax dollars...

Photos: Enjoy These Photos Of Zoo Babies Before The Evening News Dump

Let's all meditate on the latest baby boom over at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. [ more › ]

Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic change

The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a study published May 17, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Leimgruber from Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, United States of America; Ned Horning from American Museum of Natural History, United States of America; and colleagues.

Spring Brings a Wave of Baby Animals to the Zoo

Seven different endangered species born so far at the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Conservation endocrinology in a changing world

(American Institute of Biological Sciences) The BioScience Talks podcast ( features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences.

Scientists examine impact of high-severity fires on conifer forests

(Harvard University) The ability of some Western conifer forests to recover after severe fire may become increasingly limited as the climate continues to warm, scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Harvard Forest found in a new study published today in Global Change Biology.

Conservation endocrinology sheds light on a changing world

(American Institute of Biological Sciences) The endocrine system is the set of glands that release hormones directly to the blood. Through the monitoring of endocrine responses, the field of conservation endocrinology can make contributions to conservation planning and the understanding of species' adaptations.

How Scientists Use Teeny Bits of Leftover DNA to Solve Wildlife Mysteries

Environmental DNA helps biologists track rare, elusive species. It could usher in a revolution for conservation biology

An intimate look at the mechanics of dolphin sex

(Experimental Biology 2017) Using CT scans, researchers visualize the internal dynamics of sexual intercourse in marine mammals. The research sheds light on evolutionary forces and has practical applications for conservation efforts...

Cheetah baby boom at Smithsonian fueling conservation effort

The number of cheetahs in captivity is beginning to swell, thanks to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. In the wild, the population of the world's fastest animal is nearing extinction. Chip Reid reports on the efforts to stop the big cat from vanishing.

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