A new app compiles millions of records of species worldwide and allows users to add sightings.
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LURE OF LEMURS Alison Jolly began the first long-term field study of ring-tailed lemurs in 1962. She dedicated much of her later career to conservation efforts, as she details in Thank You, Madagascar.
Dwarf mongooses live in competitive groups. New research shows that handstands may play a crucial role in that competition.
Aging may have developed in many species as a genetic mechanism to conserve future resources. If the controversial proposal is true, then scientists may be able to greatly extend life span by deactivating the machinery for aging embedded in our DNA.