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Camouflage or bright colors? What’s better to live long and prosper?

In nature, bright colors are signals that scream, “Don’t eat me!” But how did prey species evolve these characteristics? Now, thanks to a computer simulation of evolving populations of organisms, evolutionary scientists think they know the answer. In the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at Michigan State University reveal that these color-coded communications evolve over time […]

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Marijuana farms impacting fragile ecosystems

Poisons used on illegal marijuana farms appear to be sickening and killing the fisher (pictured), a rare forest carnivore that makes its home in some of the most remote areas of California. Fishers are currently a candidate species for listing under the United States Endangered Species Act. The researchers, led by veterinary scientists from the […]

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