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New species of cannibal scorpions – Bangalore Mirror

… for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru have described a new species of hormurid scorpion from the Western Ghats of India. A new species of the enigmatic genus Chiromachetes Pocock was spotted in Nov 2013, but the research paper was published in Euscorpius — Occasional Publications in Scorpiology on Tuesday. The new species, Chiromachetes sahyadriensis is named after Sahyadri Hills synonymous to the Western Ghats. Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Zeeshan Mirza said, …

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

… sense magnetism. It might also become an invaluable tool for using magnetic fields to control cells, report researchers led by biophysicist Xie Can at Peking University in Beijing, in a paper published on 16 November in Nature Materials (S. Qin et al. Nature Mater., 2015). “It’s an extraordinary paper,” says Peter Hore, a biochemist at the University of Oxford, UK. But Xie’s team has not shown that the complex actually behaves as a biocompass inside living cells, nor explained exactly …

Jurassic bark : Nature Plants

… species. We may currently be in the middle of a sixth mass extinction driven by our own activities. For example, a paper by G. Ceballos et al. last month (Sci. Adv. 1, e1400253; 2015) estimated that the rate of species extinction over the last century was up to 114 times higher than the expected background rate. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Jurassic bark : Nature Plants …

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