Call for coronavirus screening at mink farms

Surveillance of farmed mink for coronavirus should be mandatory, says a top scientist.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~3 min

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Fur industry faces uncertain future due to Covid

Denmark's mass mink cull after a coronavirus outbreak at farms leaves the industry in the spotlight.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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How do geese know how to fly south for the winter?

Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they're ready to start the migration. Here's how they know it's time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.

Tom Langen, Professor of Biology, Clarkson University • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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Mutated strain of coronavirus 'can jump back and forth'

A new coronavirus strain could potentially leap to other animals, such as mice and voles, says expert.

Nov. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Coronavirus: Denmark shaken by cull of millions of mink

Why the "Cluster 5" coronavirus mutation in fur farms has led to a nationwide cull and a political outcry.

Nov. 11, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus and mink: What are the implications?

A mutation in coronavirus triggers alarm but scientists urge caution as more information is needed.

Nov. 6, 2020 ~4 min

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How we discovered three new species of penguin in the Southern Ocean

The discovery that gentoo penguins are actually four distinct species has important implications for their conservation.

Jane Younger, Research Fellow, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath • conversation
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Why it takes guts to protect the brain against infection

The brain is uniquely protected against invading bacteria and viruses, but its defence mechanism has long remained a mystery. Now, a study in mice, confirmed

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Dogs are humans' oldest companions, DNA shows

A study of dog DNA patterns shows that our "best friend" among animals is also our oldest one.

Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

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Deep-diving whale dies after swimming up river

Rescuers made a "sterling effort" to save the 21ft-long animal found in a tributary of the River Clyde near Glasgow Airport.

Oct. 27, 2020 ~3 min

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