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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 …

Discovery of long-sought biological compass claimed

… how it senses magnetism. “It’s either a very important paper or totally wrong. I strongly suspect the latter,” says David Keays, a neuroscientist who studies magnetoreception at the Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Discovery of long-sought biological compass claimed : Nature news & Comment …

Earth’s magnetic fields headed towards switch: Rare event believed to have caused extinction of Neanderthal species

… may have stripped off Mars’ atmosphere. Jakoksy nevertheless assured that the Earth will not reach the point that it can no longer sustain life following the switching of the magnetic fields. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Earth’s magnetic fields headed towards switch: Rare event believed to have caused extinction of Neanderthal species | Christian news on Christian Today …

Farmers hold key to survival of threatened bird species, says RSPB 

… risk. The International Union for Conservation of Nature this week added turtle doves and lapwings to its red list of endangered birds. Meanwhile the government’s farmland bird indicator reveals a 2% increase in farmland birds in 2014 – although there has been a decline of over 50% since the 1970s. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Farmers hold key to survival of threatened bird species, says RSPB | Western Morning news …

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