A group of female African Savannah Elephants take a dust bath in Tanzania
Linda Honigfort
June 16, 2015

The African Elephant Is Actually Two Separate Species - And In Danger

According to researchers the African elephant is actually two different species of elephant - a development with big implications for conservation. We talk with Alfred Roca, a researcher at the University of Illinois who specializes in genetics and wildlife conservation, about the differences in the elephant and what that means for its survival. 


Scientists examine a bat.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
March 04, 2015

Bat-Killing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads In Illinois

The white-nose syndrome gets its name from a fungus that grows on affected bats' noses. Scientists say infected bats often show odd behavior - like taking daytime flights - when they're supposed to be hibernating. It's suspected that depletes their fat reserves, and causes the bats to become emaciated, and eventually die. 


Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice reacts after he fouled Oregon guard Joseph Young
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 13, 2014

Oregon Beats Illinois 77-70

Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and Oregon beat Illinois 77-70 at the United Center Saturday.   The Illini fall to 7-3 on the season.


May Berenbaum with an insect
Photo by UIUC News Service
October 03, 2014

White House Honors U of I Entomologist May Berenbaum

President Barack Obama on Friday awarded the National Medal of Science to a group of researchers that includes University of Illinois entomologist May Berenbaum.


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