Dolphins vigilant round-the-clock, even while asleep

WASHINGTON - Dolphins have a clever way of remaining vigilant round-the-clock, by sending half their brain to sleep, while keeping the other half awake.

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Primate ancestors of HIV could be younger than previously believed

WASHINGTON - In a surprising discovery, scientists have found that the ancestors of the simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) that jumped from chimpanzees and monkeys, and ignited the HIV/AIDS pandemic in humans, originated just a few centuries ago.

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75-million-year-old turtle goes through CT scan for eggs

WASHINGTON - A 75-million-year-old turtle went under the CT scan at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital recently for the presence of eggs, embryos etc.

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CT scanning performed on prehistoric turtle to find skull, eggs, embryos

WASHINGTON - The fossilised remains of a 75-million-year-old turtle, only the second in the world found with eggs inside it, underwent CT scanning at Bozeman Deaconess hospital recently.

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Frogs provide clues about alcohol’s effects during pregnancy

WASHINGTON - Scientists have successfully used the African frog Xenopus as a tool to identify important clues about the effects of maternal consumption of alcohol in early pregnancy.

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Thousands of rare dolphins sighted in Bay of Bengal

WASHINGTON - Thousands of rare dolphins have been sighted in the fresh waters off the Sundarbans and the Bay of Bengal, according to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

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Disconnect with real nature will hit humans hard: study

WASHINGTON - The disconnect with nature as people go on virtual tours of the Grand Canyon and other wonders, play with robotic dogs and even larger-than-life dinosaurs but don’t observe animals in their natural habitat or a play with a live pet, may give rise to psychological problems, researchers say.

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6,000 rare, large river dolphins found in Bangladesh

WASHINGTON - Conservationists have reported a previously unknown population of Irrawaddy dolphins in Bangladesh, which would give scientists “great hope” for the survival of the rare species.

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What makes chimps four times stronger than humans?

WASHINGTON - Recently a pet chimp inflicted devastating injuries on a Connecticut woman - a stark reminder that chimps are much stronger than humans, as much as four-times stronger, some researchers believe.

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America’s pets becoming victims of economic crisis

WASHINGTON - The US economic crisis is affecting not only Americans but is having an increasingly bitter effect on their pets as well.

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