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Scientists unlock secret of Malaysia’s proboscis monkeys

There is a secret to Sabah’s iconic male proboscis monkeys – when they become bigger, so will their body and testicles. But more importantly, the males with a bigger nose can attract more females. According to a scientific study, there is a clear link between the nose sizes of the males and the number of females …

Scientists launch ambitious plan to find viruses lurking in wildlife that could cause future pandemics

By Angelica LaVito Scientists want to identify viral threats lurking in the wild. Zoonoses like Ebola, SARS and Zika are viruses that originate in animals and can spread to humans. They can kill swaths of people and cost billions to contain and prevent from happening again. Most aren’t known until they spark deadly emergencies. Scientists only …