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Hormone analysis helps identify sexual receptivity of female rhinos

The first comprehensive study of captive black rhino reproduction in Europe highlights how hormone analysis could improve the success of breeding programmes.

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New ant species evolved within the nest of its relatives

And they may only occupy a single stand of trees, conveniently located on campus.

19 hours ago from Ars Technica

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Native Bees May Help Save Crops

In June, U.S. President Barack Obama called for a federal strategy to promote the health of bees and other pollinators that have been declining. The honeybee has been waning due to parasites, ...

14 hours ago from Voice of America

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Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support, thanks to a South American ant

A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, known to live only under a single eucalyptus tree on the São Paulo State University campus in ...

23 hours ago from

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Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future

When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building of a special type of comb used for rearing male reproductive, ...

Wed 20 Aug 14 from

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Fish study links brain size to parental duties

Male stickleback fish that protect their young have bigger brains than counterparts that don't care for offspring, finds a new University of British Columbia study.

Tue 19 Aug 14 from

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The real mountain lions of LA County

Murder, inbreeding: Life is hard for a small band of carnivores trapped by freeways

Thu 14 Aug 14 from Science Now

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Whales and dolphins 'squeal with delight like children', researchers claim

Dolphins and whales squeal with delight "like children" when they are having fun, scientists have claimed.

Fri 15 Aug 14 from The Independent

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Study helps prevent rhino deaths during relocation

Wildlife experts lose one to two black rhinoceros each year from anesthesia complications when they capture and relocate the animals. That's 1 to 2 percent of the black rhinos that are moved ...

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Parasitic worms sniff out their victims as 'cruisers' or 'ambushers'

It has been speculated that soil-dwelling parasitic worms use their sense of smell to find suitable hosts for infection. Research published on August 14th in PLOS Pathogens comparing odor-driven ...

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