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Climate change altered the natural selection collared flycatcher's large forehead patch no longer a winner

In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have found evidence of that climate change upends selection of face characteristics in the collared flycatcher. During the study the annual ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cooperation helps mammals survive in tough environments

Cooperatively breeding mammal species, such as meerkats and naked-mole rats, where non-breeding helpers assist breeding females in raising their offspring, are better able to cope with living ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researcher calls for conservation of ivory-billed woodpecker's habitat

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker's habitat should be protected despite the lack of definitive evidence of this species' existence, according to a new study published in Heliyon. Currently, bird conservation ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Plants smell different when attacked by exotic herbivores

A new study to be published in the scientific journal New Phytologist reveals that plants' odour bouquet changes depending on the type of enemy that attacks it. To the surprise of the researchers ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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How do people choose what plants to use?

There are about 400,000 species of plants in the world. Humans use approximately 10-15% of them to cover our basic needs, such as food, medicine and shelter, as well as other needs, such as ...

Mon 23 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Hermit crab caterpillar uses leaves to build its own shell

Researchers have discovered a 'hermit crab caterpillar' in the Amazon rainforest in Peru that wraps itself in a leafy tube to protect itself from predators.

20 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Wasps, ants, and Ani DiFranco

A University of California, Riverside graduate student has discovered several news species of wasps, including one that she named after musician Ani DiFranco.

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Shark study reveals taste buds were key to evolution of teeth

The first creatures to evolve teeth didn't have jaws. Many scientists believe these ancient fish developed the first tooth-like structures on their skin that were similar to the "denticle" ...

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Male baboons found to engage in feticide

(Phys.org)A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S., some with ties to the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya, has found that male baboons in the wild ...

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Herbaria prove valuable in demonstrating long-term changes in plant populations

A new study published today in Botany demonstrates how herbaria can be valuable resources for studying the impact over time of large herbivores on perennial plant populations.

Thu 19 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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