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October 26, 2014

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3:30 AM | Stem cells, branching processes and stochasticity in cancer
When you were born, you probably had 270 bones in your body. Unless you’ve experienced some very drastic traumas, and assuming that you are fully grown, then you probably have 206 bones now. Much like the number and types of internal organs, we can call this question of science solved. Unfortunately, it isn’t always helpful […]

Traulsen, A., Pacheco, J. & Dingli, D. (2010). Reproductive fitness advantage of BCR–ABL expressing leukemia cells, Cancer Letters, 294 (1) 43-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.canlet.2010.01.020

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October 25, 2014

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11:22 PM | Australian native bees wage war on a neighbouring hive Game of...
Australian native bees wage war on a neighbouring hive Game of Thrones has nothing on these native bees, who send in wave after wave of worker bee suicide attacks in order to take over a hive. New research by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland in Australia has revealed that these hive wars can last for MONTHS, with one side eventually wiping out the other so that their troops can storm the enemy hive, kill the queen, and place their own queen on the throne to […]
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10:33 PM | Professor John Long on the origins on sex Professor John Long,...
Professor John Long on the origins on sex Professor John Long, Strategic Professor in Palaeontology, has discovered the first known example of copulation and internal fertilisation in a group of ancient armoured fishes called antiarchs. By: Flinders University. via kqedscience: Scientists Trace Back the First Sexual Act Ever to Weird Ancient Fish “Scientists have discovered the origins of sex, and like anyone’s first time it sounds pretty awkward. Now light some candles and […]
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9:44 PM | Ha(wrasse)ment: a pufferfish fights for its food on...
Ha(wrasse)ment: a pufferfish fights for its food on Thailand’s Shark Point Join us as we explore Shark Point, one of Thailand’s best dive spots. We’re treated to the rare sight of a reef squid (notoriously difficult to capture on film!), a feeding porcupine pufferfish fighting off scavenging wrasses hellbent on stealing its meal and a majestic lionfish hidden in a barrel coral. By: Earth Touch.
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7:16 PM | Ten Weird Animals You’ve Never Seen From a deep sea...
Ten Weird Animals You’ve Never Seen From a deep sea dweller named after a Disney character to a creature that can re-grow its own limbs. Discover ten incredibly weird animals that live on our planet. By: Earth Unplugged.
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6:59 PM | The Oceans Link to Climate Change
Hold on to your hats folks, we can all agree that most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released […]

Woodard SC, Rosenthal Y, Miller KG, Wright JD, Chiu BK & Lawrence KT (2014). Antarctic role in Northern Hemisphere glaciation., Science , PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25342658

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6:59 PM | The Oceans Link to Climate Change
Hold on to your hats folks, we can all agree that most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released […]

Woodard SC, Rosenthal Y, Miller KG, Wright JD, Chiu BK & Lawrence KT (2014). Antarctic role in Northern Hemisphere glaciation., Science , PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25342658

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4:49 PM | Are These Butterflies The Same? A tale of how two butterflies...
Are These Butterflies The Same? A tale of how two butterflies became one… By: Minute Earth. Support on Subbable - https://subbable.com/minuteearth
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3:18 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 24/10/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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3:18 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 24/10/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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12:42 PM | Molecular beacons shine light on how cells 'crawl'
"Our premise is that mechanics play a role in almost all biological processes, and with these DNA-based tension probes we’re going to uncover, measure and map those forces,” says biomolecular chemist Khalid Salaita. Graphic by Victor Ma.By Carol ClarkAdherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all multi-cellular organisms, are mechanically engineered with precise forces that allow them to move around and stick to things. Proteins called integrin receptors act like […]
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8:55 AM | A hummingbird and his man | video | @GrrlScientist
An elderly man takes pleasure in the small things, by sharing his kitchen with a hungry hummingbird in Brasil.Todays caturday video is an amateur video featuring João Silvestrini, a retiree who lives alone in Barretos, Brasil. Seeking to expand his circle of friends, Mr Silvestrini recently joined Facebook. Although he lacks human companions, he clearly has a close relationship with the local hummingbirds. In this video, youll watch as he invites a wild swallow-tailed hummingbird, […]
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7:47 AM | Autism and intolerance of uncertainty
Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees'Change' is often mentioned as something potentially problematic for many on the autism spectrum, and how unexpected change can sometimes have profound effects in terms of those so-called 'challenging behaviours' or when it comes to the presentation of important comorbidity such as anxiety. Like many others from the outside looking in, I was always taught that change as a more general concept was the important issue in autism, but recently […]

Boulter C, Freeston M, South M & Rodgers J (2014). Intolerance of uncertainty as a framework for understanding anxiety in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders., Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 44 (6) 1391-402. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24272526

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3:00 AM | Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
By Kevin Fong Synopsis: Anesthesiologist, intensive care expert, and NASA adviser Kevin Fong explores how physical extremes push human limits and spawn incredible medical breakthroughs. Little more than one hundred years ago, maps of the world […]
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2:34 AM | A model of MHC ‘evolution’
Sexual selection and the evolutionary dynamics of the major histocompatibility complex Excerpt: “Here, we present the results of the first model of MHC evolution incorporating both survival and reproduction, modelling the combined effects of natural selection and MHC-based disassortative mating...Read more

October 24, 2014

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11:22 PM | Is Feeding Ice to Dogs Really Dangerous? Has anyone ever...
Is Feeding Ice to Dogs Really Dangerous? Has anyone ever slapped the ice from your hand when you tried to give it to a dog and then grabbed you by your lapels and shaken you and said how dangerous it is for dogs to eat ice? That person was WRONG. By: Stuff You Should Know.
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9:20 PM | The Genetics of Congenital Heart Defects Slowly Emerge from Down Syndrome Study
Down syndrome, of all the genetic defects people are born with, is the most common (as far as chromosomal abnormalities go). Down syndrome involves having a third copy of all […]

Ramachandran D, Mulle JG, Locke AE, Bean LJ, Rosser TC, Bose P, Dooley KJ, Cua CL, Capone GT, Reeves RH & Maslen CL (2014). Contribution of copy-number variation to Down syndrome-associated atrioventricular septal defects., Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25341113

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9:20 PM | The Genetics of Congenital Heart Defects Slowly Emerge from Down Syndrome Study
Down syndrome, of all the genetic defects people are born with, is the most common (as far as chromosomal abnormalities go). Down syndrome involves having a third copy of all […]

Ramachandran D, Mulle JG, Locke AE, Bean LJ, Rosser TC, Bose P, Dooley KJ, Cua CL, Capone GT, Reeves RH & Maslen CL (2014). Contribution of copy-number variation to Down syndrome-associated atrioventricular septal defects., Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25341113

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9:20 PM | The Genetics of Congenital Heart Defects Slowly Emerge from Down Syndrome Study
Down syndrome, of all the genetic defects people are born with, is the most common (as far as chromosomal abnormalities go). Down syndrome involves having a third copy of all […]

Ramachandran D, Mulle JG, Locke AE, Bean LJ, Rosser TC, Bose P, Dooley KJ, Cua CL, Capone GT, Reeves RH & Maslen CL (2014). Contribution of copy-number variation to Down syndrome-associated atrioventricular septal defects., Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25341113

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8:54 PM | 5 Food Myths About Cancer From sugar to red meat, there’s...
5 Food Myths About Cancer From sugar to red meat, there’s misinformation galore about what does (or doesn’t) cause cancer. By: How Stuff Works.
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6:27 PM | World’s Most Asked Questions: How Many Calories Should I...
World’s Most Asked Questions: How Many Calories Should I Have in a Day? by scishow: People ask Google everything under the sun. One of the most commonly searched questions in the world is “How Many Calories Should I have in a day?” Allow us at SciShow to explain. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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6:00 PM | A Guide To The Ravenous Hellbeast That Is The Carnivorous Caterpillar
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." So said Marie Curie, a brilliant scientist who had clearly never heard of the horrifying Hawaiian caterpillars that dine on living flesh. Here, we explore how evolution came to play this cruel joke on us all.Read more...
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5:38 PM | Wiping Out Disease With Genetics - World Changing Ideas In...
Wiping Out Disease With Genetics - World Changing Ideas In partnership with BBC Future, Headsqueeze is very happy to be bringing you the most interesting topics from the World Changing Ideas summit. Here leading geneticist George Church talks us through the possibility of preventing disease through genetics. Learn more about the World Changing Ideas summit here: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140917-ideas-that-will-change-the-world By: Head Squeeze.
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5:14 PM | Fish Want to Play Too
Yes, fish. These aquarium lap-swimmers and pursuers of flaked food aren’t known for their joie de vivre. Yet in one hobbyist’s tanks, scientists say they’ve captured a rare instance of fish playing around. James Murphy is a herpetologist at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Although he professionally studies reptiles and amphibians, he keeps fish as […]The post Fish Want to Play Too appeared first on Inkfish.

Burghardt, G., Dinets, V. & Murphy, J. (2014). Highly Repetitive Object Play in a Cichlid Fish (Tropheus duboisi). , Ethology, DOI: 10.1111/eth.12312

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4:50 PM | The pig-like Aardvark
Adult and juvenile AardvarksCredit: By Scotto Bear from North Beach, MD, USA (aardvarks) [CC-BY-SA-2.], via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaSuperorder: AfrotheriaOrder: TubulidentataFamily: OrycteropodidaeGenus: OrycteropusSpecies: Orycteropus aferConservation Status: Least Concern (Not Threatened)Common Name(s): Aardvark, African antbear, Cape anteaterMeet the Aardvark, a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal from […]

Lehmann, T. (2009). Phylogeny and systematics of the Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 155 (3) 649-702. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00460.x

Taylor, W. & Skinner, J. (2003). Activity patterns, home ranges and burrow use of aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) in the Karoo, Journal of Zoology, 261 (3) 291-297. DOI: 10.1017/S0952836903004217

Taylor, W., Lindsey, P. & Skinner, J. (2002). The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropus afer, Journal of Arid Environments, 50 (1) 135-152. DOI: 10.1006/jare.2001.0854

Mutlow AG & Mutlow H (2008). Caesarian section and neonatal care in the aardvark (Orycteropus afer)., Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 39 (2) 260-2. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18634220

Tabuce, R., Asher, R. & Lehmann, T. (2008). Afrotherian mammals: a review of current data, mammalia, 72 (1) DOI: 10.1515/MAMM.2008.004

White, J., Williams, G., Samour, J., Drury, P. & Cheeseman, P. (1985). The composition of milk from captive aardvark (Orycteropus afer), Zoo Biology, 4 (3) 245-251. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.1430040305

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4:50 PM | The pig-like Aardvark
Adult and juvenile AardvarksCredit: By Scotto Bear from North Beach, MD, USA (aardvarks) [CC-BY-SA-2.], via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaSuperorder: AfrotheriaOrder: TubulidentataFamily: OrycteropodidaeGenus: OrycteropusSpecies: Orycteropus aferConservation Status: Least Concern (Not Threatened)Common Name(s): Aardvark, African antbear, Cape anteaterMeet the Aardvark, a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal from […]

Lehmann, T. (2009). Phylogeny and systematics of the Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 155 (3) 649-702. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00460.x

Taylor, W. & Skinner, J. (2003). Activity patterns, home ranges and burrow use of aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) in the Karoo, Journal of Zoology, 261 (3) 291-297. DOI: 10.1017/S0952836903004217

Taylor, W., Lindsey, P. & Skinner, J. (2002). The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropus afer, Journal of Arid Environments, 50 (1) 135-152. DOI: 10.1006/jare.2001.0854

Mutlow AG & Mutlow H (2008). Caesarian section and neonatal care in the aardvark (Orycteropus afer)., Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 39 (2) 260-2. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18634220

Tabuce, R., Asher, R. & Lehmann, T. (2008). Afrotherian mammals: a review of current data, mammalia, 72 (1) DOI: 10.1515/MAMM.2008.004

White, J., Williams, G., Samour, J., Drury, P. & Cheeseman, P. (1985). The composition of milk from captive aardvark (Orycteropus afer), Zoo Biology, 4 (3) 245-251. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.1430040305

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4:50 PM | The pig-like Aardvark
Adult and juvenile AardvarksCredit: By Scotto Bear from North Beach, MD, USA (aardvarks) [CC-BY-SA-2.], via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaSuperorder: AfrotheriaOrder: TubulidentataFamily: OrycteropodidaeGenus: OrycteropusSpecies: Orycteropus aferConservation Status: Least Concern (Not Threatened)Common Name(s): Aardvark, African antbear, Cape anteaterMeet the Aardvark, a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal from […]

Lehmann, T. (2009). Phylogeny and systematics of the Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 155 (3) 649-702. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00460.x

Taylor, W. & Skinner, J. (2003). Activity patterns, home ranges and burrow use of aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) in the Karoo, Journal of Zoology, 261 (3) 291-297. DOI: 10.1017/S0952836903004217

Taylor, W., Lindsey, P. & Skinner, J. (2002). The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropus afer, Journal of Arid Environments, 50 (1) 135-152. DOI: 10.1006/jare.2001.0854

Mutlow AG & Mutlow H (2008). Caesarian section and neonatal care in the aardvark (Orycteropus afer)., Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 39 (2) 260-2. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18634220

Tabuce, R., Asher, R. & Lehmann, T. (2008). Afrotherian mammals: a review of current data, mammalia, 72 (1) DOI: 10.1515/MAMM.2008.004

White, J., Williams, G., Samour, J., Drury, P. & Cheeseman, P. (1985). The composition of milk from captive aardvark (Orycteropus afer), Zoo Biology, 4 (3) 245-251. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.1430040305

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4:50 PM | The pig-like Aardvark
Adult and juvenile AardvarksCredit: By Scotto Bear from North Beach, MD, USA (aardvarks) [CC-BY-SA-2.], via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaSuperorder: AfrotheriaOrder: TubulidentataFamily: OrycteropodidaeGenus: OrycteropusSpecies: Orycteropus aferConservation Status: Least Concern (Not Threatened)Common Name(s): Aardvark, African antbear, Cape anteaterMeet the Aardvark, a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal from […]

Lehmann, T. (2009). Phylogeny and systematics of the Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 155 (3) 649-702. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00460.x

Taylor, W. & Skinner, J. (2003). Activity patterns, home ranges and burrow use of aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) in the Karoo, Journal of Zoology, 261 (3) 291-297. DOI: 10.1017/S0952836903004217

Taylor, W., Lindsey, P. & Skinner, J. (2002). The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropus afer, Journal of Arid Environments, 50 (1) 135-152. DOI: 10.1006/jare.2001.0854

Mutlow AG & Mutlow H (2008). Caesarian section and neonatal care in the aardvark (Orycteropus afer)., Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 39 (2) 260-2. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18634220

Tabuce, R., Asher, R. & Lehmann, T. (2008). Afrotherian mammals: a review of current data, mammalia, 72 (1) DOI: 10.1515/MAMM.2008.004

White, J., Williams, G., Samour, J., Drury, P. & Cheeseman, P. (1985). The composition of milk from captive aardvark (Orycteropus afer), Zoo Biology, 4 (3) 245-251. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.1430040305

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4:50 PM | The pig-like Aardvark
Adult and juvenile AardvarksCredit: By Scotto Bear from North Beach, MD, USA (aardvarks) [CC-BY-SA-2.], via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaSuperorder: AfrotheriaOrder: TubulidentataFamily: OrycteropodidaeGenus: OrycteropusSpecies: Orycteropus aferConservation Status: Least Concern (Not Threatened)Common Name(s): Aardvark, African antbear, Cape anteaterMeet the Aardvark, a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal from […]

Lehmann, T. (2009). Phylogeny and systematics of the Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 155 (3) 649-702. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00460.x

Taylor, W. & Skinner, J. (2003). Activity patterns, home ranges and burrow use of aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) in the Karoo, Journal of Zoology, 261 (3) 291-297. DOI: 10.1017/S0952836903004217

Taylor, W., Lindsey, P. & Skinner, J. (2002). The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropus afer, Journal of Arid Environments, 50 (1) 135-152. DOI: 10.1006/jare.2001.0854

Mutlow AG & Mutlow H (2008). Caesarian section and neonatal care in the aardvark (Orycteropus afer)., Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 39 (2) 260-2. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18634220

Tabuce, R., Asher, R. & Lehmann, T. (2008). Afrotherian mammals: a review of current data, mammalia, 72 (1) DOI: 10.1515/MAMM.2008.004

White, J., Williams, G., Samour, J., Drury, P. & Cheeseman, P. (1985). The composition of milk from captive aardvark (Orycteropus afer), Zoo Biology, 4 (3) 245-251. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.1430040305

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4:50 PM | The pig-like Aardvark
Adult and juvenile AardvarksCredit: By Scotto Bear from North Beach, MD, USA (aardvarks) [CC-BY-SA-2.], via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaSuperorder: AfrotheriaOrder: TubulidentataFamily: OrycteropodidaeGenus: OrycteropusSpecies: Orycteropus aferConservation Status: Least Concern (Not Threatened)Common Name(s): Aardvark, African antbear, Cape anteaterMeet the Aardvark, a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal from […]

Lehmann, T. (2009). Phylogeny and systematics of the Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 155 (3) 649-702. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00460.x

Taylor, W. & Skinner, J. (2003). Activity patterns, home ranges and burrow use of aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) in the Karoo, Journal of Zoology, 261 (3) 291-297. DOI: 10.1017/S0952836903004217

Taylor, W., Lindsey, P. & Skinner, J. (2002). The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropus afer, Journal of Arid Environments, 50 (1) 135-152. DOI: 10.1006/jare.2001.0854

Mutlow AG & Mutlow H (2008). Caesarian section and neonatal care in the aardvark (Orycteropus afer)., Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 39 (2) 260-2. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18634220

Tabuce, R., Asher, R. & Lehmann, T. (2008). Afrotherian mammals: a review of current data, mammalia, 72 (1) DOI: 10.1515/MAMM.2008.004

White, J., Williams, G., Samour, J., Drury, P. & Cheeseman, P. (1985). The composition of milk from captive aardvark (Orycteropus afer), Zoo Biology, 4 (3) 245-251. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.1430040305

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