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As The Oceans Warm, Marine Life Faces Extinction Levels That Rival The Dinosaurs’ End

By 2100, we could be heading towards a loss of life in our oceans that rivals some of the largest extinction events in Earth’s history – if we don’t continue to tackle the climate catastrophe, new modeling warns. But “it is not too late to enact the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions needed to avoid …

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These Monkeys’ Taste For Boozy Fruit Could Explain Why Humans Love Alcohol, Too

The deep-rooted affinity some monkeys show for ripe fruit could explain why our own species has such a fondness for alcohol. When studying the diets of black-handed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in Panama, researchers found the palm fruits these animals regularly eat containing small doses of ethanol. Urine samples from two of the spider monkeys …

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There Is Something Similar Among Many Species at Risk of Extinction

Human activities are pushing plants and animals into extinction at a sickening rate. From habitat loss, overfishing and poaching, to global heating and pollution, species are dying out faster than we can comprehend. A new study by conservation ecologist Haydee Hernandez-Yanez and two colleagues from Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology at Lincoln Park Zoo …

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Spiders Caught Hunting in Giant Synchronized Swarms, And Now We Know How

Spiders Caught Hunting in Giant Synchronized Swarms, And Now We Know How

Pack hunting spiders exist in places other than your nightmares. While most spiders enjoy solitary lives, 20 of the roughly 50,000 known spider species live in colonies. one species, Anelosimus eximiuslives in extremely large colonies of up to 1,000 individual spiders that work together to build webs spanning several meters. When prey falls into their …

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