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Biodiversity: Why the extinction crisis isn't as bad as you thought - New Scientist


New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

Lab identifies new model to study connectivity in the developing brain - Medical Xpress


Medical Xpress
Dr. Francis, associate professor of neurobiology, details how NRX-1, the nematode equivalent to the neurexin protein in mammals, must be present for the formation of synaptic connections between specific types of neurons. In addition, the researchers ...

Kangaroo Mobs Invade Australian Streets and Neighborhoods As Droughts Create Food Shortages - Newsweek


Newsweek
Kangaroos in Australia are flocking to metro-suburban areas in a bid to find more food. In Canberra (Australia's capital city), residents have been taking photos of kangaroos feeding in backyards, on sporting ovals and anywhere else they can find food.
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Australian Mammals: Living and Extinct

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Mammals are warm-blooded vertebrates with hair, mammary glands used to suckle young with milk, a diaphragm, three bones in the middle ear, and a lower jaw made up of a single pair of bones that articulates in a unique way with the skull. Other species profiles including habitats, characteristics, behavior, breeding cycles, feeding, images and range maps.

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