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Female fish 'more reluctant' to change sex than males

Scientists in the UK have observed a fascinating new fact about sex changing fish: the direction of sex change has implication for population numbers.

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How humans and their gut microbes may respond to plant hormones

A bowl of salad contains more than vitamins and minerals. Plant matter also includes remnants of the hormones plants produce to control how they grow, age, and manage water intake. Recently, ...

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Why tiger snakes are on a winner

Australian tiger snakes have "hit the jackpot" because prey cannot evolve resistance to their venom.

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Synopsis: Teaching Fish How to Swim

A new model of swimming fish and cetaceans pinpoints the parameters that matter most for efficient motion.[Physics] Published Fri Aug 18, 2017

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Have flowers devised the ultimate weapon of distraction?

Nectar, the high-energy 'honey' produced by flowers, might be a brilliant distraction technique to help protect a flower's reproductive parts, according to new research.

Mon 21 Aug 17 from

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Evolutionary arms 'chase'

In nature, plants engage in a never-ending battle to avoid being eaten. Unable to run away, plant species have evolved defenses to deter herbivores; they have spines, produce nasty chemicals, ...

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Female mouse embryos actively remove male reproductive systems

A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Baylor ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Water buffaloes on the Black Sea coast covered in frogs

The phenomenon was first spotted during a birdwatching excursion in Turkey’s Kizilirmak Delta, one of the largest wetlands in the Middle East. In one instance, a buffalo had 27 frogs. ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

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The beauty of ecology, in pictures

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Male fruit flies can smell a good mate based on her metabolism

A female fruit fly must balance her energy usage between making eggs now and storing nutrients for later. This balance affects the pheromones that she produces and impacts whether male fruit ...

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