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Ancient Gap-Toothed Whale Led to Evolution of Efficient Filter Feeding

Geologist Mark Havenstein has always had a knack for finding rare, important fossils. As a child, he found a tooth for the largest shark that ever …

Longer-Lasting Coronal Holes and Space Junk During Solar Minimum (Video)

The sun protects humanity from exposure to cosmic rays and keeps space junk at bay, but that protection will be reduced in 2019 as the sun enters its …

Astronomy

If you die via asteroid, this is how it will happen

It’s incredibly unlikely. But what if?<p>The chances of dying via an asteroid impact are very, very small.<p>Asteroids that pose an existential threat to life on Earth only strike once every 500,000 years or more. Even the 140-meter-wide asteroids that could destroy cities and regions rain down death …

We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

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The Future of Wildlife Conservation Is ... an Electronic Vulture Egg

The vultures of Britain’s International Centre for Birds of Prey don’t know it, but they’re dupes. Every day, the giant birds carefully tend to their …

Volunteer While Having a Once-in-a-Lifetime Vacation in These Foreign Countries

There are so many ways to volunteer, and traveling is one of them. We've partnered with DoubleTree by Hilton to show you five destinations where you can give back.<p>No matter where you go, vacation is always going to be a blast. But for your next big trip, consider traveling to a place where you can …

Number of tigers in the wild rises for first time in more than 100 years

There are now 3,890 animals roaming the forests of Asia but the increase may be down to improved survey methods<p>The number of tigers in the wild has risen for the first time in more than a century, with some 3,890 counted in the latest global census, according to wildlife conservation groups.<p>The …

Wildlife

9 Reasons Women Should Hunt

1) To Spend Time in the Great Outdoors<p>1 of 10<p>In the fast-paced, high-stress world we live in, spending time in nature is a medicine that doesn't …

Hunting

DDB New York Celebrates Raw Animal Sex for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

DDB New York launched a campaign for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival built around an online spot featuring a version of Lonely Island’s “I …

Tiger population estimate sparks controversy

Last month, wildlife conservation organizations got into a spat about big cats.<p>The fight revolves around an announcement about the number of tigers in the world and the methods used to estimate them.<p>The controversy began on April 11, when the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Global Tiger Forum issued …

Endangered Species

This Baby Beaver Who Can’t Even Control His Own Tail Is What We Need Right Now

Prepare for cute aggression.<p>Holly Duvall, executive director of the institute, told BuzzFeed Canada he came in with a tail injury, though he's recovering well.<p>In the meantime, he's getting plenty of pool time and being fed a beaver-specific formula, as well as nomming on fresh willow and poplar …

9 great places to volunteer in South Africa for nature lovers

<b>Whether you’re a local looking to help out, a foreign student on your gap year or just have a passion for the natural world, there are plenty of</b> …

South Africa

The Oh-So-Bright Future of Wildlife Conservation

Meet four kids working to save their favorite endangered animals<p>Jane Goodall’s fascination with animal behavior began in early childhood. In her …

India Has 70 Per Cent Of World's Lion Population

Environment Minister Anil Dave on Friday said India has 70 per cent of the world's lion population, with spirited conservation methods taking their …

Africa: China's Involvement Crucial to Strengthen Wildlife Conservation in Africa

[Focac] Nairobi -The Sino-Africa cooperation in wildlife and ecosystems protection that has flourished in recent years is critical to advance …

Wildlife

Wildlife conservation needs a more humane approach than Kaziranga's shoot-at-sight policy

Rather than crude medieval justice or fencing in endangered animals, we need to be smarter in tackling poaching.<p>No matter how serious a crime, it is …

The Worst Wildlife Conservation Stories of 2016

Earlier this year the Bramble Cay melomys—a tiny island rodent species that few people had ever seen or heard of—became the first mammal extinction …

On World Wildlife Day, give your stamp of approval to conservation funding

Tell Congress: Help Save Vanishing Species<p>The Save Vanishing Species Semipostal Stamp helps support programs to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers, …

Scientists are beginning to rethink where Earth's water came from

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years.<p>Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at the Earth's surface for at least this long.<p>But given how many barren rocks there …

Proof of a New Geological Epoch: Over 200 Minerals Have Been Created by Humans

Rock-Solid Evidence<p>If you doubt were on the cusp of a new, human-influenced geological epoch, the Anthropocene, here’s some rock-solid evidence: …

Global determinants of zoogeographical boundaries

Altmetric: 111<p>Citations: 7<p>More detail<p>Article<p>Gentile Francesco Ficetola ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3414-5155<br>• , Florent Mazel ORCID: …

Why Did Life Move to Land? For the View

The ancient creatures who first crawled onto land may have been lured by the informational benefit that comes from seeing through air.

Frogs

Laser Technology Provides Closer Look at Winged Dinosaurs

Dr. Michael Pittman (The University of Hong Kong)<p>Forget everything you think you know about dinosaurs.<p>Researchers at the University of Hong Kong and …

A New World Leader Is Emerging in the Battle Against Climate Change

Facing Reality<p>Consuming fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas — which traps solar radiation in the Earth’s atmosphere. Over the …

New Mexico paleontologist uncovers new dinosaur species

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in New Mexico.<p>Sebastian Dalman, 44, a paleontologist at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, uncovered the bones of the extinct animal while re-examining fossilized fragments already in the museum's collection.<p><b>RELATED: Various dinosaur</b> …

Paleontology

Bird-Eating Spiders: 3 Massive, Furry Tarantulas Discovered

Three new species of massive, furry "birdeater" spiders have been discovered, with dozens more stricken from the grouping.<p>In a new paper published in …

How we know that climate change is happening—and that humans are causing it

It's a matter of how, not if<p>“People come to Asheville to retire,” says Deke Arndt, “and data comes to Asheville to retire, too.”<p>He should know. Arndt and his colleagues sit atop a vast trove of current and historical climate data—data so valuable, it’s protected by multiple failsafes and even …

Climate Change