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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 weeks 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 (http://bioscience.libsyn.com) 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.

Vote to name the Smithsonian's cheetah cubs

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute needs your help in naming five of the 10 cubs born in its research center

10 New Cheetahs

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Two cheetahs, a mother and daughter, gave birth to large litters in the same week at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, an adjunct of the National Zoo. One was a litter of five; the other cheetah gave birth to seven cubs, but the smallest two did not survive. Show More Summary

Smithsonian Snapshot: The Adorable Face of Conservation Success

The ongoing recovery of the black-footed ferret is one of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's most successful conservation efforts.

Video: Smithsonian Institute Had A 'Cheetah Cub Boom' In March

12 cheetah cubs were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute between March 23-28, and 10 of them survived. [ more › ]

Biologists increased the proportion of medicinal substances in plants

Tomsk State University biologists have developed a technology for obtaining cell cultures with a high content of a number of biologically active substances (BAS). It is important for pharmaceuticals, and will also help to conserve endangered species of medicinal plants.

After 25 years of trying, why aren't we environmentally sustainable yet?

In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and agreed to pursue sustainable development, protect biological diversity, prevent dangerous interference with climate systems, and conserve forests. But, 25 years later, the natural systems on which humanity relies continue to be degraded.

Panda personality traits may play a significant part in breeding success

(Zoological Society of San Diego) According to a study published in Biological Conservation, an international peer-reviewed journal in the discipline of conservation biology, personality traits may play a large part in the mating behaviors...Show More Summary

Poachers Use Conservationists' Tracking Tags Against Them

The tracking tags utilized by conservationists are now being used by poachers to kill the endangered animals they're meant to save, according to a new report published in Conservation Biology. Scientists use tags equipped with GPS or radio transmitters to study animals' behavior, migration, and more. The technology has been...

Scientists want to bring back the 300-pound Caspian tiger, which went extinct in the 1960s

Caspian tigers were some of the largest cats ever to roam the Earth, but they went extinct in the 1960s. Now, some scientists want to bring them back. A new study, published in the journal Biological Conservation, lays out the plan to...Show More Summary

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