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New species of cannibal scorpions – Bangalore Mirror

By Deepthi Sanjiv, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | December 9, 2015 Three researchers from Maharashtra working in Bengaluru have described a new species of scorpion from the Western Ghats During a field study for the Indian tarantula project supported by the Rufford Foundation and Department of Science and Technology, three scientists Zeeshan A Mirza and Rajesh V Sanap from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru and Amod M Zambre from the Centre …

Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows

… permanently change the dynamics. You can’t go back.” The study, which was released Monday and is to be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at extinctions in North and South America since humans arrived about 15,000 years ago. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows – SFGate …

Climate change raises cat threat 

      Warmer temperatures would move feral feline colonies into conservation hotspots, researcher finds. Vulnerable native species may face further risk as climate change makes more of our country hospitable to stray cats, a researcher says. In a new study in the journal Applied Geography, Unitec natural Sciences lecturer Dr Glenn Aguilar used species distribution modelling to describe areas highly favourable to stray cats, and then investigated what effects a warmer climate …

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 …