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Plan to delist gray wolf endangers other threatened species, researchers find

Posted December 30, 2013

The federal government’s proposal to discontinue protection for the gray wolf across the United States could have the unintended consequence of endangering other species, researchers say.

Biologists find clues to a parasite’s inconsistency

Posted December 20, 2013

Researchers find that certain strains of Toxoplasma provoke inflammation that can damage host cells, while others are harmless.

Moa or less: Extinct ‘robust’ birds of New Zealand might not have been so robust after all

Posted December 18, 2013

Giant moa bird (Dinornis robustus, literally meaning ‘robust strange bird’) may not have actually had robust bones, according to new research. The leg bones of one of the tallest birds that ever existed were actually rather like those of its modern (but distant) relatives, such as ostrich, emu and rhea, the study shows.