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Mammals adapt to nightlife to avoid humans
Mammals are becoming more active during the night, researchers found. The reason? Humans. A study published in Science found that settlement, hunting or recreational activity have caused animal activity during the night to increase by more than one-third. While researchers don’t yet know the consequences, they suspect this pattern has been going on for a while. Only now have they been able to document it using techniques like camera traps and remote sensing to “spy” on animals.