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Wisdom, the world’s oldest wild bird, lays another egg at 68

Wisdom, the oldest known wild bird in the world, recently laid an egg at age 68.

Sat 8 Dec 18 from FOXNews

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229 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2018

In 2018, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 229 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from

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Cereals use chemical defenses in a multifunctional manner against different herbivores

A team of scientists from the University of Bern (Switzerland) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and their partners have characterized multiple functions of benzoxazinoids in ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from

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Endangered parrots forced into unnatural sexual behaviour

Predation is turning once-monogamous birds into promiscuous partners. Tanya Loos reports.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Study suggests fipronil caused massive honeybee die-off in France

A team of researchers from the University of Exeter and Fera Science Ltd, both in the U.K. has found evidence that implicates the insecticide fipronil as the culprit behind a massive die-off ...

Tue 4 Dec 18 from

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Study solves puzzle of snail and slug feeding preferences

Gardeners have puzzled for years as to why some seedlings are more commonly eaten by slugs and snails—and new research suggests it may be down to the smells produced by young seedlings in the ...

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How to Grow Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle (Lonicera, in the family Caprifoliaceae) is commonly found growing along roadsides or creeping up fences as ornamental plants. But these colorful and delightfully scented plants ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Mercola

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New laboratory system allows researchers to probe the secret lives of queen bees

More than a decade after the identification of colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon marked by widespread loss of honey bee colonies, scientists are still working to untangle the ecologically ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from

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Mammal-like milk provisioning and parental care discovered in jumping spider

Lactation is the production and secretion of milk for the young and is a mammalian attribute. However, there have been several examples of milk provisioning in non-mammals. In a study published ...

Fri 30 Nov 18 from

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Fruit flies enjoy ‘culture’ and ‘tradition’

Study finds the little insects are capable of social learning and cultural transmission. Samantha Page reports.

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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