Biology News
Dr. David U'Prichard Joins CerSci Therapeutics' Advisory Board - PR Newswire (press release)

PR Newswire (press release)
Previously, Dr. U'Prichard as CSO was instrumental in the launch of Nova Pharmaceuticals following an academic career as tenured Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Neurobiology at Northwestern University Medical School, and his postdoctoral ...

From Drone Swarms to Tree Batteries, New Tech Is Revolutionizing Ecology and Conservation - Singularity Hub

Singularity Hub
Understanding Earth's species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet in the grip of its sixth mass extinction event, it has never been a more pressing priority. To unlock nature's secrets, ecologists turn ...

Ellsworth native joins Whole Oceans staff - The Ellsworth American

The Ellsworth American
Fortier has worked with a variety of marine and aquaculture businesses in Downeast Maine. She received a Master of Science degree in marine biology from the University of Maine's Aquaculture Research Institute, and holds bachelor's degrees in marine ...

'Hobbit' Joins Human Family Tree

Tadworth - United Kingdom

BBC News reports that the discovery of remains belonging to a tiny species of ancient human has been hailed as one of the most sensational finds of its type in decades.

BBC: Hobbit Was 'Not a Diseased Human'
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A study suggests the famous Indonesian "Hobbit" skeleton does not belong to a modern human with a brain disease, as some claimed.

United States

Scientists have found skeletons of a human species that grew no larger than a three-year-old modern child. The species lived with pygmy elephants and giant lizards on a remote island in Indonesia. From National Geographic.

Family Hylidae (New World Tree Frogs)
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Background information from the Animal Diversity Web on the tree frog family.

Indonesia's Lost World: Shaking Up the Family Tree
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New discoveries on the Indonesian island of Flores are revealing that until at least 13,000 to 12,000 years ago, modern humans shared this planet with a different human species. Article from Archaeology.

Indonesia's Lost World: Shaking Up the Family Tree
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Overview of the archaeological discovery that revealed until at least 13,000 to 12,000 years ago modern humans shared this planet with a totally different species of human being, Homo floresiensis.

National Geographic: Documentary Redraws Humans' Family Tree
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Geneticist Spencer Wells claims that all humans alive today are descended from a single man who lived in Africa around 60,000 years ago, in the Journey of Man documentary.

Homo floresiensis: The Hobbit
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Profile of the species of dwarf human discovered at the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003.

The Loom: The Hobbit's Brain
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Science journalist Carl Zimmer summarizes the significance of the H. floresiensis discovery.

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2002 report issued by the President's Council on Bioethics. Includes definitions, history, and policy recommendations.

What Tree is That?
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Resources from the National Arbor Day Foundation for identifying trees and leaves in the Eastern, Central, and Western United States.