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A sugar rush of DNA methylation -
Diabetes predisposes to cancer development, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this tumour-promoting effect are poorly understood. Wu et al. now show that elevated glucose levels, which are a hallmark of diabetes, are directly linked to decreased ...

BBC - Nature Wildfacts - Asian Elephant

Tadworth - United Kingdom

Facts, images and video.

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    BBC - Wildlife Finder - Asian elephant (video, facts and news)
    Asian elephants are smaller than their African counterparts, most easily noted in their ear size. They are more readily tamed than African elephants and have been used as beasts of burden for centuries. Despite their size, their charge speed can reach nearly 50kmph. Wild bulls are solitary, while cows and calves live in small herds. Though the adult Asian elephant has no natural predators, there are only around 50,000 left in the wild.

BBC - Nature Wildfacts - African Elephant
United Kingdom

Facts, images and video.

BBC Nature Wildfacts: Humpback Whale
United Kingdom

Facts and images.

BBC - Science and Nature - Wildfacts - Adelie penguin
United Kingdom

Simple and clear introduction to Pygoscelis adeliae

Nature Wildfacts Dholes
United Kingdom

BBC factfile on dholes, a lot of information and some nice photos.

Asian Elephant Anatomy
United States

Brief notes.

The Asian Elephant: Elephas maximus
United States

Research project by Radhika Agarwal at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

BBC - Wildfacts: Ethiopian wolf, Simien jackal, Abyssinian wolf, Simien
United Kingdom

Features photographs and video clips of this African canid accompanied by diet, habitat and family life facts.

BBC Science & Nature: Neanderthal
United Kingdom

Provides information on this hominid that lived about 300,000-28,000 years ago, its description, distribution, behavior and history.

BBC Science & Nature: Australopithecus
United Kingdom

Provides an illustration and information on this early hominid, its description, distribution, behavior and history.

Elephant Nature Park
United States

Park dedicated to the survival and development of Thai elephants. Visitors welcome.