In the world of complicated watches, the GyroGraff collection by Graff has created its niche. While this is in part to its complicated movement, it is also because they often feature intricate dials and the most stunning gemstone settings. These ingredients also play the main part in the latest creations within this collection, dedicated to endangered species. Continue reading Graff MasterGraff GyroGraff Endangered Species
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How the Deadliest Frogs on Earth Avoid Poisoning Themselves
Poison dart frogs have an ominous and well-deserved reputation as a lot of death stuffed into a teeny, neon package, and none is more dangerous than Colombia’s golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis). With skin slaked with enough of the potently neurotoxic batrachotoxin (BTX) to kill a staggering 20,000 mice, the golden poison frog somehow doesn’t poison itself. A team of scientists have now pinpointed how the frogs survive their lethal secretions: a single genetic mutation that results in full immunity to BTX.
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Bees Placed on Endangered Species List for the First Time in the US
Bees are dying fast and that’s not good for people who like plants and food. Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that members of seven yellow-faced bees from the Hylaeus species require federal protection. If you’re in Hawaii where this brand of bee resides, you might want to think twice before swatting.
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Eastern gorilla now critically endangered due to illegal hunting
Humanity has moved a step closer to wiping out our closest evolutionary relatives, with four of the six great ape species now listed internationally as critically endangered.
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Lions Gain New Endangered Species Protections
Two lion subspecies will now be protected by the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced today (Dec. 21).
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Palm Oil Is In Everything — And It’s Destroying Southeast Asia’s Forests
It was late evening. The skies were dark and dogs were howling. Into the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center on the island of Borneo rushed a rescue worker cradling a tiny bundle in his arms.
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