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Heading:  Friendships are Important
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Publication: Friendship Helps Chimps De-Stress
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Having close friends nearby helps chimpanzees manage their stress levels, even in highly dangerous situations like a fight to the death with members of a rival community. So say researchers from the Max Planck Institute, who measured stress...

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Heading:  Full Moon Xmas 2015
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Publication: Full Moon for the first time in 38 years
Author: Justine Pickett
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Christmas this year will see a full Moon for the first time in 38 years – and in an odd cosmic coincidence, the last time we had one on Christmas was the year Star Wars: A New Hope was released (1977). This year, of course, sees the...

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Heading:  Bee Pollinators & your Xmas Dinner
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Publication: Bee Pollinators
Author: Justine Pickett
Publication Date: Monday 15 Dec, 2014
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In a couple of weeks, many of us across the globe will be loosening our belts in anticipation of stuffing our faces with a delicious traditional Christmas dinner; a big slab of meat with all the trimmings. Most people probably say a hearty round of...

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Heading:  Endangered Wildlife
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Publication: Selection of endangered animals worldwide
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Try Papilio's content to find those endangered species of wildlife from around the world. We have given details within the description of the images information about where and how they are endangered. It may be because the species is on the IUCN...

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Heading:  Domesticated Dogs Originated in Europe
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Publication: Origin of Domesticated Dogs
Author: Justine Pickett
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Most people know that the dogs people keep today as pets came from wolves, but it hasn’t been entirely clear when humans first started domesticating them. Some believe that dogs were domesticated around 10,000 years ago by groups that were settling...

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Heading:  Swimming styles of Copepods
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Publication: Why do copepods change their swimming
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Copepods are tiny crustaceans found in nearly every aquatic environment on Earth. By some estimates, they are the most abundant animals on the planet. They apparently change their stroke style in different water temperatures. Copepods have three...

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Heading:  Gelada Baboons and Speech Evolution
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Publication: May provide clues as to how speech originated
Author: Justine Pickett
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The lip-smacking vocalizations of gelada baboons may provide clues as to how speech originated. Lip-smacking can be seen in many non-human primates, but only gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada) vocalize while doing it. These vocalizations,...

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Heading:  Monarch Butterfly Migration in Danger
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Publication: Article about Monarch Butterfly Migration
Author: Justine Pickett
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March 2013: The latest survey of monarch butterflies in Mexico shows numbers are way down from last year, and the lowest since measurements began 20 years ago. Every year, the butterflies leave eastern Canada and the U.S. in late summer for a...

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Heading:  Stop Shark Fin Soup!
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Publication: features description
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Sharks are both terrifying and beautiful, but experts believe overfishing is threatening to drive a third of the world's open ocean shark species to extinction. With an estimated 100 million sharks being killed worldwide is this amount of...

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Heading:  Coldest Winter in UK for over 20 years
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Publication: Winter selection
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Winter normally officially starts on 1st December in the northern hemisphere, but mother nature decided to start things early with easterly winds bringing bitterly cold Siberian air west towards Britain. With this being predicted to be the third...

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Heading:  Coastal Herring Gull numbers are in decline
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Publication: Herring gull decline
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The UK breeding population of herring gulls has declined from 750,000 pairs in 1993 to just 378,000 pairs now. As a result, the herring gull is now classified as on the Red List (UK) of species most in need of conservation. This may be puzzling...

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Heading:  Honey Bee fighting for survival
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Publication: Honey Bee hives
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The insect's numbers have fallen by a third in 2008 and last year there was the possibility that they would disappear for good, which could put the world's food supply in crisis. Almost a third of what we eat depends on insect pollination and most...

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Heading:  Red Squirrels given extra protection
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Publication: January 2010
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January 2010. Conservations chiefs have extended a vital red squirrel buffer zone in Cumbria to slow down the migration of greys towards the Scottish border. The zone has been extended west from Kielder Forest - the largest red squirrel reserve...

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Heading:  Place your Bets on Endangered Species
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Publication: December 2009
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Ireland's largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, is taking bets on the estimated global polar bear population on 31 December 2011 according to the world's largest independent conservation organization, the WWF. The current WWF estimate places the polar...

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Heading:  Otter numbers increase in UK
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Publication: Good new for Otters & Water Voles bad for American
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Research shows that recent increases in otter numbers in many parts of the UK have led to a decline in mink numbers. American mink and European otters can compete for food or other resources. During the last 20 years or so, the otter has made a...

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Heading:  Migrating Painted Lady Butterflies
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Publication: November 2009
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For a number of years scientists didn't know if the migrating Painted Lady Butterflies returned south in the Autumn but that mystery was solved with the help of the public and the scientists of the Butterfly Conservation this year (November...

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