Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA). The post Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru appeared first on Wake Forest […]
On Nov. 13, first-year students at Wake Forest University will unveil a localized version of a Smithsonian exhibit about infectious diseases, aiming to show how Triad-area residents can help mitigate viral epidemics such as the flu and Zika. The post WFU students present Smithsonian ‘Outbreak’ exhibit just in time for flu season appeared first on […]
When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it’s more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason this exotic bird has evolved into four distinct species, according to new research published in the journal eLIFE by Wake Forest University biologist […]
A century ago, public health officials and scientists struggled to find a way to contain a flu pandemic that eventually infected about one-third of the world’s population and killed an estimated 50 million people. The post Flu season: Wake Forest experts available appeared first on Wake Forest News.
Fires in the African savannah – planned by national park staff to regenerate the preferred grasses of grazers such as wildebeests and zebras – are killing the few foods that endangered black rhinos love to eat. The post African fires wipe out endangered rhino’s favorite foods appeared first on Wake Forest News.