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Increased expertise, more holistic overview of flora and fauna for NParks - The Straits Times


The Straits Times
SINGAPORE - The transfer of animal-related functions from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to the National Parks Board (NParks) aims to create a more holistic understanding of flora and fauna and better manage human-animal ...

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 ...

Sensory Refinement - Harvard Medical School


Harvard Medical School
“Impairments in the process of sensory experience-dependent synaptic refinement are thought to contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders,” said study author Lucas Cheadle, HMS research fellow in neurobiology in the lab of Michael Greenberg, the ...

NPR: Animal Thought and Communication

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Ira Flatow and guests look at thought and communication in apes, gorillas and monkeys [Real Audio broadcast].

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    Zoology - Animal Behavior

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    Animal Thought and Communication : NPR
    How do animals think and communicate with each other? And what can studying animals tell us about the evolution of language in humans? In this hour, NPR's Ira Flatow and guests look at thought and communication in apes, gorillas and monkeys. What can non-human primates tell us about communication in humans? Guests: Marc Hauser *Professor of psychology at Harvard University *Director, Mind Brain and Behavior Program *Author of Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think Barbara King *Professor of anthropology, college of Willam and Mary Dorothy Cheney *Professor of biology, University of Pennsylvania

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