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Power lines restrict sage grouse movement in Washington

Transmission lines that funnel power from hydroelectric dams and wind turbines across Eastern Washington affect greater sage grouse habitat by isolating fragile populations and limiting movement, a new study finds. […]

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Brown fat implants cut weight gain in mice

UC Berkeley scientists have come up with a way to prompt the growth of “good” energy-burning brown fat in mice, something that in turn helped lower their weight gain and blood sugar levels. […]

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Animal kingdom’s forgotten sex signals

Sending signals to the opposite sex isn’t always a trait that’s passed on to animals’ offspring, according to new research conducted at Michigan State University. Animal sex signals, communications between […]