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Serial criminals could help save tigers

A geographic profiling tool used to catch serial criminals could help reduce the casualties of human-tiger conflict, according to scientists who collaborated on an innovative conservation research study. The results of their research, published in Nature Communications, help explain how villagers in Sumatra coexist with tigers. If used pre-emptively it ... Read More »

Help reaches Thai cave boys after days trapped underground

The Thai military said it is providing months’ worth of food and diving lessons to the boys, discovered kilometres into the pitch-black and waterlogged Tham Luang network of caves in the country’s monsoon-drenched north. “How many are you?…Thirteen… Brilliant,” shouts a British diver, in an astonishing exchange captured in a ... Read More »

Four cups of coffee daily may help protect your heart

Caffeine consumption has been associated with lower risks for multiple diseases, including type II diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, but the mechanism underlying these protective effects has been unclear. The study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, a protein called p27, known mainly as an inhibitor of the cell cycle, ... Read More »

Humans may help boost dogs’ problem-solving ability

Researchers evaluated the behaviour of search and rescue dogs and pet dogs when presented with the same problem-solving task. Both sets of dogs persisted at the task for about the same proportion of time, but the search and rescue dogs were more successful at solving the task when encouraged by ... Read More »