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Warning coloration paved the way for louder, more complex calls in certain species of poisonous frogs

Frogs are well-known for being among the loudest amphibians, but new research indicates that the development of this trait followed another: bright coloration. Scientists have found that the ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers find ferns communicate with one another to decide gender

(Phys.org) A combined team of researchers from Nagoya University and the University of Tokyo has discovered that a certain type of fern plant communicates with others of its kind using pheromones ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nest Adds Third-Party Home Automation Product Support

There are several home automation products available in the market today, although they all exist independently of one another. However wouldn't it be better if your home automation products ...

4 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Sex-loving, meat-eating reptiles have shorter lives

The health risks and benefits of vegetarianism have long been discussed in relation to the human diet, but newly published research reveals that it's definitely of benefit to the reptile population. ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Male birds eat poison to attract females

Great bustards consume toxic beetles to gain a mating advantage

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Science Now

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Lazing lions take pride of place

WINNING SHOT: This photo of lions resting with their cubs in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park is the winning image in the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Tue 21 Oct 14 from ABC Science

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Nonchalant night-time chimp crime caught on camera

Incredible night-vision videos of daring raids on farmers' fields are the first to show chimpanzees operating under cover of darkness

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Newscientist

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Rescued 'abandoned' penguin chicks survival similar to colony rates

Abandoned penguin chicks that were hand-reared and returned to the wild showed a similar survival rate to their naturally-reared counterparts, according to a study published October 22, 2014 ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Secret wing colours attract female fruit flies

Bright colours appear on a fruit fly's transparent wings against a dark background as a result of light refraction. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have now demonstrated that females ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Bite to the death: Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

They may be tiny and stingless but there's nothing sweet and innocent about a species of native Sugarbag bee when it goes to war over a coveted honey-filled hive.

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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