Scientists are studying a virus that has spread through Chile’s salmon farming industry.
 
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Scientists are studying a virus that has spread through Chile’s salmon farming industry.

 

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The Dark Energy Survey’s 750 megapixel DECam will map one eighth of the sky from Chile to see how the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. Credit: Reidar Hahn/Fermilab.

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A new census of Andean condors taken near Chile’s capital of Santiago has tallied 300 birds. The Andean condor’s seven-foot wingspan and taste for carrion are some of the few things researchers know about these scavengers
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A new census of Andean condors taken near Chile’s capital of Santiago has tallied 300 birds. The Andean condor’s seven-foot wingspan and taste for carrion are some of the few things researchers know about these scavengers

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Costa Rica, known for its national parks, has decided to convert both its zoos into cage-less botanical gardens. Above, a blackheaded nightingale-thrush in Braulio Carrillo National Park. Credit: Michael Woodruff via Flickr
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Costa Rica, known for its national parks, has decided to convert both its zoos into cage-less botanical gardens. Above, a blackheaded nightingale-thrush in Braulio Carrillo National Park. Credit: Michael Woodruff via Flickr

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Argentine astronomers are trying to explain the lack of dwarf galaxies in the universe. Though astronomical theory predicts the existence of thousands of dwarf galaxies–galaxies with a few billion stars compared with the Milky Way which has 200 to 400 billion–only a few dozen have been discovered. Astronomers in Cordoba have proposed the following explanation: these dwarf galaxies traveled through a high-density area in which they lost the gas needed to form stars and thus became dwarf galaxies.
 
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Argentine astronomers are trying to explain the lack of dwarf galaxies in the universe. Though astronomical theory predicts the existence of thousands of dwarf galaxies–galaxies with a few billion stars compared with the Milky Way which has 200 to 400 billion–only a few dozen have been discovered. Astronomers in Cordoba have proposed the following explanation: these dwarf galaxies traveled through a high-density area in which they lost the gas needed to form stars and thus became dwarf galaxies.

 

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Darwin’s frogs, three-centimeter-long frogs endemic to Chile and Argentina, are in danger of extinction, according to a study by Chile’s Universidad Andrés Bello. There are currently 35 Rhinoderma darwinii populations in Chile and one in Argentina, most with fewer than 100 individuals. The Chile Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum) is also in trouble: it has not been sighted since 1980 and may already be extinct.
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Darwin’s frogs, three-centimeter-long frogs endemic to Chile and Argentina, are in danger of extinction, according to a study by Chile’s Universidad Andrés Bello. There are currently 35 Rhinoderma darwinii populations in Chile and one in Argentina, most with fewer than 100 individuals. The Chile Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum) is also in trouble: it has not been sighted since 1980 and may already be extinct.

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The red-throated caracara bird of prey faces extinction in Central America. Credit: Sean McCann via EOL 
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The red-throated caracara bird of prey faces extinction in Central America. Credit: Sean McCann via EOL 

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The number of leatherback turtles have rebounded on a beach in Trinidad. Researchers consider that Grand Riviere beach is the world’s most densely nested site for leatherbacks. More than 500 female turtles nest there each night during the May and June high season.
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The number of leatherback turtles have rebounded on a beach in Trinidad. Researchers consider that Grand Riviere beach is the world’s most densely nested site for leatherbacks. More than 500 female turtles nest there each night during the May and June high season.

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Scientists interested in earthquake monitoring are looking at northern Chile for clues from past seismic activity. They’ve gathered data from thousands of earthquakes that have left cracks in the surface.Científicos interesados en el monitoreo de terremotos están mirando al norte de Chile para pistas de la actividad sísmica del pasado. Han reunido datos de miles de terremotos por las grietas que quedan en la superficie.http://latinamericanscience.org/Credit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/76825781@N00/236750638/

Scientists interested in earthquake monitoring are looking at northern Chile for clues from past seismic activity. They’ve gathered data from thousands of earthquakes that have left cracks in the surface.

Científicos interesados en el monitoreo de terremotos están mirando al norte de Chile para pistas de la actividad sísmica del pasado. Han reunido datos de miles de terremotos por las grietas que quedan en la superficie.

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Peru is building a center for biotechnology to improve the genetics of alpacas and llamas, Andean camelids prized for their wool. The center, located in Carabaya province, will offer training and technical assistance for alpaca and llama farmers. The researchers have already managed to help out the Queracucho community and have implanted 20 alpaca embryos.
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Peru is building a center for biotechnology to improve the genetics of alpacas and llamas, Andean camelids prized for their wool. The center, located in Carabaya province, will offer training and technical assistance for alpaca and llama farmers. The researchers have already managed to help out the Queracucho community and have implanted 20 alpaca embryos.

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