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July 19, 2019

 

The Paradox Of Predator And Prey

According to a study by scientists at McGill University, areas with more prey have more predators overall than areas with relatively sparse prey. However, an abundance of prey does not result in as many predators as might seem likely.

July 11, 2019

 

The Slingshot Spider

In 2019, researchers discovered a tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest that has a behavior that’s surprisingly similar to the Marvel superhero Spiderman.

July 5, 2019

 

Human Hunters Are Unique In Nature

Technology puts humans outside the constraints nature imposes on other predators and makes us superpredators. Using weapons, humans kill nine times as many large carnivores as any other species.

May 11, 2019

 

The Oldest Tree In Europe

The oldest tree in Europe is a 1,230 year-old Heldreich’s pine living in southern Italy.

May 7, 2019

 

Termites And Drought

Termites play an important role in maintaining the delicate ecology of rainforests.

April 16, 2019

 

Ancient Termite Mounds

Recently, an international team of entomologists made a discovery highlighting the architectural abilities of termites.

April 11, 2019

 

New Solutions For International Wildlife Trafficking

Every year, millions of birds are taken from places like Brazil to sell around the world, and it is devastating tropical bird populations.

February 27, 2019

 

Save The Axolotl

The wild axolotl population is critically endangered, even though domesticated axolotl salamanders are quite popular as pets.

February 18, 2019

 

The Elusive Niche

An ecological niche is the set of conditions that allows a species to maintain its population.

March 8, 2017

 

These look-a-like cheetahs show off their spots for a family portrait.

Cheetahs Cut from the Same Cloth

Cheetahs have survived devastating climate change and a resulting genetic bottleneck.

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