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Cold and Bubbly: The Sensory Qualities that Best Quench Thirst

New research from the Monell Center finds that oral perceptions of coldness and carbonation help to reduce thirst. The findings could guide sensory approaches to increase fluid intake in populations at risk for dehydration, including the elderly, soldiers, and athletes.

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Call for proposals: Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting

Call for proposals: Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting

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Preserved Fortification, Donkey Stables Dating to King Solomon Discovered at TAU's Timna Valley Excavations

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Intact defensive structure, livestock pens provide insight into complexity of Iron Age copper production

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Landscape-scale conservation efforts are key to protecting priority jaguar populations

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The (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society reports the publication of a plan to help guide multi-institutional efforts in conserving the jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Amazon basin.

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Holy Batcave! Personal Sighting Leads UT's Dinets to New Data on Spectral Bat

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Spectral bats, also called false vampire bats for their imposing size—with a wingspan of over three feet—are the largest bats in the Americas and typically roost in trees in lowland forests. Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has discovered evidence that the species also can live in caves and is more adaptable than previously thought, thanks to personal observation and information gleaned from social media accounts of tourists.

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CHRISTMAS IN THE CONGO: New Protected Area to Conserve Unique Species Declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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The Kabobo Natural Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of Africa’s most biodiverse sites, had its boundaries formally approved today by the Provincial Governor of Tanganyika Province – a critical step in establishing and ensuring the effective protection of this important site.

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Salamanders brave miles of threatening terrain for the right sex partner

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Most salamanders are homebodies when it comes to mating. But some of the beasts hit the road, traversing miles of rugged terrain unfit for an amphibian in pursuit of a partner from a far-away wetland. (With video of a salamander on a treadmill.)







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