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The disgusting secret of flowers deciphered on France 5

These beauty queens of the plant world have dazzlingly conquered the planet. On Thursday, May 19, paleontologists, biologists and geneticists come together on France 5 to explain the remarkable phenomenon of evolution that worried Charles Darwin. Flowers laugh at ice, desert and blizzard. What is the secret of their resilience? Today, flowers make up 90% …

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Draft order on the establishment of a list of sea turtles protected in the country, and the conditions for their protection

France hosts in its waters on the French mainland and abroad six of the seven existing species of sea turtles: olive ridley turtle, leatherback turtle, loggerhead turtle, green turtle, Kemp’s turtle, hawksbill turtle. The first three are classified as “VU” (Vulnerable) globally by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is responsible for …

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What do animals say to each other when they talk?

Crying, laughing… Birds and mammals use different sounds to exchange information and interact. Decryption. Why do birds sing or some mammals make different sounds? The sound world of animals has long remained inaccessible to researchers. But for about forty years, bioacoustics has lifted the veil over the richness and complexity of these communications. ” This …

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Where are the following zoonotic viruses hiding?

Until recently, we only knew about two percent of the possible interactions between viruses and mammals, the so-called virome. However, a new artificial intelligence (AI) technique has revealed new possible viral interactions, increasing the size of the known virome by a factor of 15. This new prediction came from a machine learning approach that spent …

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Seals are everywhere in the Atlantic; scientists and DFO concerned

The region has the highest concentration of gray seals in the world, according to a report from the Atlantic Seal Task Force commissioned by Fisheries and Oceans. In 2016, this population was almost 30 times larger than in the 1960s. From 2019 to 1970, the number of harp seals almost quadrupled. However, bottom-dwelling fish stocks …

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Dugongs, hawk turtles and whale sharks: how Qatar is conserving its marine life

We are looking into initiatives taken by Qatar to conserve their marine life and protect endangered species such as the dugong or sea cow, the hawksbill turtle and the whale shark. This requires action on the ground and awareness raising. Saving food for dugongs or sea cows Qatar is home to the second largest population …

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Why we should save and replant hedges, Brittany as an example

Since the last century, Breton bocage, a true regional heritage, has continued to disappear. Today, despite aid programs to plant hedges such as bocage breijes, the range of hedges is still declining due to uprooting and aging. Indeed, hedgerows are no longer integrated into the mainstream agricultural model, they are no longer supplied with young …

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Viral Video: Experience the END of dinosaurs as if you were there!

facebook Twitter Messenger whatsapp LinkedIn Numerous fossil bones, teeth, footprints and other hard evidence have shown that the Earth was kingdom of dinosaurs at least 230 million years. But so far, not a single trace of dinosaur remains has been found in rocks less than 66 million years old. At the time when the Cretaceous …

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