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First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : Discovery News

By Discovery News | December 3, 2015 The pygmy slow loris, which lives in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and Laos, has been documented using hibernation to conserve energy. Previously, the only known primates to hibernate were lemurs living on the island nation of Madagascar. The findings come from a paper just published in the journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria. The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is small, at about 7 to 9 inches long and …

Fossils suggest animals and not a meteorite wiped out planet’s first ‘Ediacarans’ microbes | Daily Mail Online

… said Simon Darroch, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt University. The earliest life on Earth consisted of microbes – various types of single-celled microorganisms. They ruled the Earth for more than three billion years. Then some of these microorganisms discovered how to capture the energy in sunlight. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Fossils suggest animals and not a meteorite wiped out planet’s first …

We’re re-engineering the entire biosphere | News24

… microbes and rodents to potatoes and bunnies) to colonise new regions all over the planet, often to the detriment of indigenous residents and resulting in a growing global homogenisation of life. 2. By hogging nature’s productivity All species rely on the biological production of energy, most fundamentally (and with only a few freakish exceptions) through the photosynthetic harnessing of the power contained in sunlight. A single species – us – now consumes between 25 and 40% of all of …

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