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12 March 2018

Citizen science birding data passes scientific muster [Phys]

As long as there have been birdwatchers, there have been lists. Birders keep detailed records of the species they’ve seen and compare these lists with each other as evidence of their accomplishments. Now those lists, submitted and aggregated to birding site eBird, can help scientists track bird populations and identify conservation issues before it’s too late.

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9 March 2018

Study says Mekong River dams could disrupt lives, environment [Phys]

The Mekong River, one of the world’s largest, traverses six Southeast Asian countries and supports the livelihoods of millions of people. New efforts to provide hydroelectric power to a growing and modernizing population include more than eight proposed main-stem dams and 60 or more existing tributary dams in the lower Mekong basin. A new article from University of Illinois and Iowa State University scientists lays out what dam construction could mean for residents and the environment in the region.

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9 March 2018

Study sheds light on the genetic origins of the two sexes [Phys]

A new study published in the journal Communications Biology has shed light on the earliest stages in the evolution of male-female differentiation and sex chromosomes—and found the genetic origins of the two sexes to be unexpectedly modest.

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7 March 2018

Almost half of Madagascar’s freshwater species threatened – IUCN report [IUCN]

Forty-three percent of Madagascar’s freshwater species are threatened with extinction, including many endemic species important to local livelihoods, a new IUCN led study has found.

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7 March 2018

Comprendre l’évolution des vers parasites grâce à leurs spermatozoïdes [The Conversation]

Pour certains animaux, il a été très difficile de comprendre l’évolution à partir des observations. Cela a été en particulier le cas des vers parasites appartenant à l’embranchement des Plathelminthes (ou vers plats).

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