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Wolves found to be more cooperative with their own kind than dogs with theirs

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the Wolf Science Center and the Comparative Cognition, Messerli Research Institute, both part of the Medical University of Vienna, has found that packs ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societies

Whales and dolphins (Cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects - much like human societies.

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Live fast die young: Updating signal detection theory

Signal Detection Theory is a popular and well-established idea that has influenced behavioral science for around 50 years. Essentially, the theory holds that in a predator-prey relationship, ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Hiding in plain sight'—Discovery raises questions over scale of overlooked biodiversity

Scientists have used cutting-edge DNA technology and museum samples collected over the past two centuries to reveal a new species of diving beetle living in streams around the Mediterranean.

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Angry Birds honors Iron Maiden with new Eddie character

Just in time for Halloween comes a heavy metal spin on a popular game. Iron Maiden has teamed up with Rovio to offer their mascot, Eddie, as a playable character in Angry Birds. ...

19 hours ago from AXS

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Queen ants bury their dead rivals

Austrian research finds new queens will dismember and inter dead sister queens to prevent infection. Andrew Masterson reports.

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Contests for female attention turns males into better performers—in fruit flies

Giving females an opportunity to choose the male they mate with leads to the evolution of better performing males, according to new research into the behaviour of fruit flies performed by University ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Atrazine alters the sex ration in Blanchard's cricket frogs

A study published recently in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry found that Blanchard's cricket frogs are highly sensitive to atrazine. When exposed, there were up to 55% fewer males than ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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#Fabulous at Bainbridge Performing Arts' 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert:"

"The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert " is most well-known for the 1994 movie starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp. A surprise hit when first released ...

Sat 14 Oct 17 from AXS

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Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator

Over the past decade, Asian hornets, predatory insects with a widespread and expanding population, have invaded parts of Europe and Korea. Vespa velutina has a growing reputation as a species ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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