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De-extinction probably isn’t worth it

De-extinction probably isn’t worth it

Author: Sarah Zielinski / Source: Science News Some researchers are working on science that could one day resurrect extinct species, such as the woolly mammoth. Even if they’re successful, it is probably a bad idea because it would divert conservation money...

Wild hamsters raised on corn eat their young alive

Wild hamsters raised on corn eat their young alive

Author: Sarah Zielinski / Source: Science News for Students European hamster European hamsters in France often live in farm fields, where they may not be getting a balanced diet. That could cause problems. In the lab, hamsters fed a corn-based diet ate their...

Number of species depends how you count them

Number of species depends how you count them

Author: Tina Hesman Saey / Source: Science News DRAWING LINES Scientists sometimes have difficulty determining whether organisms, such as these Hercules beetles, are members of different species. Genetic analysis alone may divide populations into species...

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