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Zoo offers the public an inside look at the endangered sun bears rescued from the illegal wildlife trade

NEW ONESYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Cambodian sun bears Jamran and Bopha didn’t have a good start in life – but their fortunes turned after a conservation organization rescued them and transferred them to the Perth Zoo in South Perth, Australia. The zoo recently gave animal lovers a behind-the-scenes look on Facebook …

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Researchers created gene-edited hamsters full of fury in a failed experiment

A group of researchers created gene-edited hamsters intended to be less aggressive. The researchers used CRISPR, a gene-editing platform, to delete a gene they believe was responsible for aggressive behavior in hamsters. However, the genetic modification had a very different effect. Instead of being docile, the hamsters became overly aggressive. Scientists accidentally created angry and …

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DeSantis Signs Nearly 3 Dozen Bills Including Smoking Ban and Giving Grandparents More Rights

Republican administration Ron DeSantis on Friday signed 35 bills, including a law that would allow local governments to ban smoking on beaches and parks, and vetoed five, including legislation that would have made it easier for companies to sue local governments for regulations. Here’s a look at what some of the new laws will do: …

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Genetic diversity of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) revealed using RAD-Seq SNP markers

Our study analyzed the genetic diversity of 95 cultivars and loquat species collected from around the world. Based on the analysis of the population structure of 19 Chinese loquat cultivars and strains by RAD-Seq, Hubei Province in China has been suggested as the center of origin of the loquat cultivation6† However, the authors did not …

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LIV Golf Heads to Oregon, Where Local Officials Are Not Happy

Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf gets a chilly reception in Oregon, its first stop in the United States. This week, the series, which pays huge signings for players like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, comes down to Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in the tiny North Plains, nestled in the rolling hills west of Portland. But the …

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Roommates are all about chemistry, molecularly speaking

Paenibacillus bacteria shown colonized in a Petri dish. In the test house, the bacterial species was associated with coffee molecules and found where coffee was prepared. The bacteria may have healthy properties. Credit: Prof. dr. Eshel Ben-Jacob, Wikimedia In and on every human being are countless microorganisms – the microbiota that help shape and direct …

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Octopus Drawing

Octopus and human brain share the same “jumping genes”

The octopus’ neural and cognitive complexity could stem from a molecular analogy to the human brain, according to a new study. New research has identified an important molecular analogy that could explain the remarkable intelligence of these fascinating invertebrates. An exceptional organism with an extremely complex brain and cognitive abilities makes the octopus very unique …

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Grand Canyon not looking for volunteers to kill bison this fall

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A herd of bison that lives almost exclusively in the northern reaches of Grand Canyon National Park will not be the target of deadly removal this fall. The park used skilled volunteers selected last year in a highly competitive and controversial lottery to kill bison, part of a tool kit to …

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Andrey Shirokov, left, of Moscow State University in Russia, who has been a visiting scientist at Iowa State, and James Vary of Iowa State are part of an international team of nuclear physicists who theorized, predicted and announced a four-neutron structure in 2014 and 2016. Archive photo by Christopher Gannon for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Tetraneutron – an exotic state of matter discovered

A long-standing question in nuclear physics is whether chargeless nuclear systems can exist. Only neutron stars represent nearly pure neutron systems, where neutrons are compressed to very high densities by gravity. The experimental search for isolated multi-neutron systems has been an ongoing quest for decades, with particular reference to the four-neutron system called the tetraneutron. …

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Finding the molecular switches that could lead to healthier Mexican populations

Mexican geneticist Selene Lizbeth Fernández Valverde Selene Lizbeth Fernandez Valverde Mexican geneticist Selene Lizbeth Fernández Valverde is looking for non-coding RNA linked to certain population characteristics and metabolic disorders such as diabetes in the Mexican population. Fernandez Valverdeprincipal investigator at the Advanced Genomics Unit, Langebio of Cinvestav in Irapuato, Mexico, says this type of RNA …

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