Category Archives: habitat

We met the world’s first domesticated foxes | They Are Not Dogs

This week, we meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a little behavior research of our own, and discover … Continue reading

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About Those “Vanishing” Forests. . . | Power Line

Most people think—and charlatan environmentalists are happy to reinforce the impression—that deforestation is taking place on a massive scale, that the world is literally going to run out of trees. I have noted from time to time the data from … Continue reading

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New Zealand council plans to ban all pet cats in bid to protect native bird species | The Independent

Pet cats could be banned from a region in New Zealand as part of radical new proposals designed to protect native wildlife. Under Environment Southland’s “pest plan”, cat owners in the small coastal village of Omaui will have to neuter, microchip … Continue reading

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Is the Epigenome a Comeback for Lamarck?

The 2012 trip was to sample the DNA of the two “species” as well as to better understand how many nautiluses live on a given area of seafloor. We caught 30 nautiluses over nine days, snipped off a one-millimeter-long tip … Continue reading

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Microbes hitch a ride inland on coastal fog

Microbes on the move Co-lead author Sarah Evans of Michigan State’s Kellogg Biological Station explains, “Fog droplets were found to be an effective medium for microbial sustenance and transport. At both sites, microbial diversity was higher during and after foggy … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes off Oregon coast, reportedly felt in Portland | Didn’t Feel a Thing

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off the Oregon coast early Wednesday morning. The quake rumbled at 1:30 a.m. about 170 miles west of Coos Bay and at a depth of roughly 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no … Continue reading

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Evolution Doesn’t Work Quite The Way They Said It Did | Not Random. Not Slow. Not Millions of Years.

According to a new study, people who claim that modern-day animals have evolved over millions of years have some rethinking to do. The study examined mitochondrial DNA from thousands of different animal species and humans only to find that virtually … Continue reading

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