Electric eels work together to zap prey

The electric predators work in groups to herd and "zap" their prey in unison, scientists shocked to discover.

bbcnews
Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

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Pikas are adapting to climate change remarkably well, contrary to many predictions

Pikas – small cousins of rabbits – live mainly in the mountainous US west. They've been called a climate change poster species, but they're more adaptable than many people think.

Andrew Smith, Professor Emeritus of Life Sciences, Arizona State University • conversation
Jan. 7, 2021 ~8 min

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What to feed ducks – according to science

Your local ducks (and other wild birds) will thank you.

Sara Burt, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Public Health, Utrecht University • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~6 min

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Why David Attenborough cannot be replaced

Wildlife television as we know it was constructed around Attenborough. Take him away and the whole thing needs to be reinvented.

Jean-Baptiste Gouyon, Associate professor in Science Communication, UCL • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min

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Fewer tourists meant less money for wildlife during the pandemic – but there's an alternative

Wildlife tourism is big business – until a pandemic halts international travel.

Joseph Hamm, PhD Candidate in Conservation Science, University of Leeds • conversation
Dec. 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050

Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably – but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive.

Michael Clark, Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford • conversation
Dec. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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Not so fast: why India’s plan to reintroduce cheetahs may run into problems

India's last cheetah was killed 70 years ago. Should the country import a different subspecies from Namibia?

Simon Evans, Principal Lecturer in Ecotourism, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
Dec. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Llamas are having a moment in the US, but they've been icons in South America for millennia

Llama toys, therapy lamas, petting zoo llamas: llamas are hot in the US, surpassing unicorns in popularity, but their relationship with South American people stretches over 7,000 years.

Emily Wakild, Professor of History and Director, Environmental Studies Program, Boise State University • conversation
Dec. 18, 2020 ~8 min

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First case of coronavirus detected in wild mink

Experts are calling for greater surveillance of wildlife for the virus after the discovery in Utah, US.

bbcnews
Dec. 14, 2020 ~2 min

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A68a: World's biggest iceberg is fraying at the edges

High resolution imagery shows ocean waves are taking their toll on the giant ice block called A68a.

bbcnews
Dec. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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