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Wallaby eggs grown in mice
Wallaby eggs have been grown in mice ovaries and later fertilised in what Australian researchers say is a world first for conservation.
Walruses prefer the right to the left
Walruses have joined the fast-growing list of animals that, like humans, show a distinct preference for using one hand or limb - in this case, walruses are right-flippered - a new study suggests.
Wanted: Dead animals to save threatened vultures
NEW DELHI, Nov 19 - The forestry department in the remote eastern Indian state of Assam is appealing for dead animals -- to feed vultures threatened with extinction
Wasp and virus alliance beat moth
A parasitic wasp that injects its eggs into the leek moth - a serious agricultural pest - also adds a lethal virus that stops the moth's immune system from harming the eggs, according to a new study.
Watch the soccer World Cup ... and die
Watching the soccer World Cup might increase your risk of heart attack, a new Swiss study has found...
Weed warfare makes natives self-destruct
Some invasive weeds prosper because they wage chemical warfare on native plants, prompting their competitors to self-destruct within an hour of receiving a blast of toxins, according to a new U.S. study.
Weird Plants Taking Root in Everyday Gardens
Some smell like putrefied meat, others have stalks reminiscent of male anatomy, and others are outrageously big, or black, or carnivorous, or explosive...
Whale Beachings Linked to Mysterious Heart Defect
Typically known for suddenly killing otherwise healthy, young human athletes, a deadly heart condition with mysterious causes is affecting populations of two whales species found in both U.S. Atlantic waters and the Gulf of Mexico. Already this year more than three times the typical number of diseased whales found in an entire year have beached in the U.S. Southeast...
Whale-Worn Camera Sees Precision in Feeding Frenzy
When the normally placid waters of Alaska's Chatham Straight begin to bubble in a violent boil, marine biologist Fred Sharpe slips up to the cauldron's edge for a front row seat. He knows a coordinated feeding frenzy of epic proportions has just begun.
Whaling may have decimated seals, sea lions
Crashes in seal, sea lion and sea otter populations in some parts of the world may have occurred because intense commercial whaling forced killer whales to turn to new prey for food, a new U.S. study suggests.
What's a Labradoodle-Designer Dog or Just Another Mutt?
The Labradoodle, Yorkipoo, cockapoo, and schnoodle are the latest designer hybrid dogs to hit the catwalk.
Wheeling Councilman Wants Dangerous Dogs Registered
WHEELING - Councilman Barry Crow on Tuesday said he believes council should revisit drafting an ordinance that would require so-called dangerous breeds of dogs to be registered with the city.
Why can mammals develop such complex social behaviours?
When it comes to social behaviour, mammals are in a league of their own. Some birds may form pairs, or even co-operate to hunt, but the complexity of their relationships can hardly compare to those within a pod of dolphins, a herd of elephants or a group of humans.
Widespread hybrids renew GM crop concern
A national U.K. study, which has for the first time quantified how much hybridisation can occur between oilseed rape (canola) and related wild weeds, has reignited debate over the risks posed by GM crops.
Winged victory over evolution is short-lived
Stick insects can't decide if they want wings or not: new genetic research shows that, several times during their evolution, they have lost and then regained the ability to fly.
Wolves' Leftovers Are Yellowstone's Gain, Study Says
Amid controversy, gray wolves (Canis lupus) were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995. Now, new studies are hinting at the added benefits that the once-spurned carnivore have rapidly brought to the preserve.
Wooden decoys fool passing birds
Conservation workers have used wooden decoys of endangered seabirds to attract the real thing to a safe breeding site on Australia's south-east coast.
Wooden decoys fool passing birds
Conservation workers have used wooden decoys of endangered seabirds to attract the real thing to a safe breeding site on Australia's south-east coast.
World's oldest marsupial found in China
An exquisitely preserved 125 million-year-old fossil found in China has set a new record for the oldest known marsupial and may rewrite the history of mammal evolution, a new report suggests.
Would you like fish oil with that?
Farm animals could be genetically modified to produce heart friendly fish oils, according to a controversial suggestion published today.
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