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Bird poo spider fires up Hilton

… species also spins a web around its resting place so it looks like splatter from the dropping. After discovering the new species in 2006, Roff went through the ­process of naming the spider and publishing his research on the spider in the African Invertebrates scientific journal. The species is the 13th spider of the Pasilobus species. The spider has an unusual diet, feeding only on male moths which it attracts by releasing a scent similar to that of a female moth. When the male moth …

Oil and gas officials scramble after feds weigh new species protections | Fox News

… announced Tuesday it is giving what it calls “status reviews” to the four amphibians and reptiles found in the Southwest as part of 21 species the agency said are worth considering after looking over requests from the environmental group Center for Biological Diversity. “Although few people have heard of, let alone seen, a Cascade Caverns salamander or Rio Grande cooter, these unique species are an important part of the web of life and of what makes the Southwest unique,” …

Tree of life shows clocklike emergence of new species | News Center

… and Evolutionary Medicine at Temple. “The ultimate goal of the TTOL is to chart the timescale of life—to discover when each species and all their ancestors originated, all the way back to the origin of life some 4 billion years ago,” said Hedges. As an ongoing service to the scientific community, Hedges and Kumar plan to continue adding new data to TTOL from future peer-reviewed studies. They also will improve their current tools, including web and smartphone apps, and develop new …

World Wildlife Day: Why We Need Wild Animals | Paul Rosolie

… — a bird’s wing, a spider’s web, the complex architecture of ants. Through biomimicry, the innovations of wildlife have allowed us to develop technology that improves our lives, and to create medicines that save millions of people annually. We derive blood pressure medication from viper venom and borrow insulin from the pancreases of pigs. Each year we borrow 500,000 horseshoe crabs from the wild to harvest their blood (they are later released back into the wild); the baby-blue …