Inmates Successful In Raising Engdangered Frogs

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Oregon Spotted Frog

Kneeling on the edge of a tank the size of a child’s wading pool, Harry Greer thrust his arm into the cool water and scooped up three frogs.  Greer smiled like a proud parent as the tiny green and black spotted frogs squirmed in his hand. He bragged about how he had raised the endangered amphibians from eggs to tadpoles to juvenile frogs only steps from his prison cell.

 

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3 New Large Dinosaurs Discovered In Australia

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Fossils of three new species of dinosaurs have been discovered in Australia

Fossils of three new species of dinosaurs have been discovered in Australia, including a meat-eater larger than Velociraptor from the Jurassic Park movies, suggesting Australia may have a more complex prehistoric past.

 

 

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More Than 800 Animal And Plant Species Now Extinct

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An aerial view of a patch of deforested jungle

More than 800 animal and plant species have gone extinct in the past five centuries with nearly 17,000 now threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature reported on Thursday.

 

 

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Amazing Photos Of New Species Discovered In Nangaritza, Ecuador

New Species Discovered In Ecuador

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A scientific expedition along one of the most bitterly contested international borders in recent history has revealed a fascinating array of species, many of which are believed to be new to science, Conservation International (CI) announced. (Pics)

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Is Your Dog Really Guilty When He Has The “Guilty Look”?

Is Your Dog Really Guilty When He Has The “Guilty Look”?

Is your dog really guilty? 

What dog owner has not come home to a broken vase or other valuable items and a guilty-looking dog slouching around the house? By ingeniously setting up conditions where the owner was misinformed as to whether their dog had really committed an offense, Alexandra Horowitz, Assistant Professor from Barnard College in New York, uncovered the origins of the “guilty look” in dogs in the recently published “Canine Behaviour and Cognition” Special Issue of Elsevier’s Behavioural Processes.

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Biologist Discovers Pink-Winged Moth

Biologists Discover Pink-Winged Moth

New moth species, Lithophane leeae 

University of Arizona biologist Bruce Walsh has identified a new species of moth in southern Arizona. Normally, this is not a big deal. The region is one of the most biologically rich areas in the country and collectors have been finding hundreds of new species for decades. This one, however, is different.

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Scientists Baffled Over ‘Ice Circles’ On Remote Frozen Siberian Lake

Scientists Baffled Over ‘Ice Cirles’ On Remote Frozen Siberian Lake 

The ice circle measures 2.5miles across and was spotted on Lake Baikal

This strange almost perfect ‘ice circle’ has appeared on a frozen lake in Siberia. 

While scientists have ruled out UFO involvement, they are puzzled as to how the mysterious, 2.5mile-wide geological phenomenon has formed in Lake Baikal.

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Can Animals Tell The Difference Between Right And Wrong?

Can Animals Tell The Difference Between Right And Wrong?

Research suggests that it’s not just humans who have a moral compass  

Animals possess a sense of morality that allows them to tell the difference between right and wrong, according to a controversial new book.   Scientists studying animal behaviour believe they have growing evidence that species ranging from mice to primates are governed by moral codes of conduct in the same way as humans.

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