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12 October 2017

Elusive ’Tree Lobster’ Insect Was Just Officially Brought Back From The Dead [ScienceAlert]

A species is back from the grave, thanks to the hard work of an international conservation effort. The Australian Lord Howe Island stick insect, thought to have become extinct in the 1920s, is now officially alive again, confirmed by DNA testing.

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11 October 2017

La faune de Porto Rico est totalement perturbée après le passage de l’ouragan Maria [Sciences & Avenir - Animaux]

Après le passage de l’ouragan Maria, les animaux portoricains peinent à retrouver leurs repères dans le paysage dévasté.

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11 October 2017

Large ancient flightless birds from Australia, Europe and North America found to be related [Phys]

A small team of researchers from Flinders University, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra and the South Australian Museum has found evidence that suggests large flightless birds that once lived in Australia, Europe and North America were related to one another. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science, the group describes using a variety of techniques to study the ancient birds and offers a theory on how birds that were unable to fly were related to other birds that could not fly such a great distance.

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11 October 2017

Bactéries, virus et champignons : les autres usagers du métro [The Conversation]

Ce projet est intitulé MetaSUB (Metagenomics and Metadesign of the Subways and Urban Biomes). Coordonné par le Pr Christopher Mason du Weill Cornell Medical College de New York, il regroupe un consortium international de 61 villes dans le monde, de Londres à Sao Paulo en passant par Brisbane, New York ou Marseille. Il s’agit d’une recherche scientifique d’envergure, équivalente par sa taille au Human Microbiome Project, au Global Ocean Sampling ou à Tara Oceans, projets qui visent respectivement à étudier la biodiversité des organismes associés à l’homme ou dans l’océan. L’investigation commence maintenant en milieu urbain.

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10 October 2017

Freshwater megafauna as conservation flagships? [The Freshwater Blog]

Freshwater megafauna such as sturgeon, river dolphins and turtles could act as valuable ‘flagships’ for freshwater conservation, according to a new open-access study published in the journal BioScience.

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