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Menopausal killer whales hold key to family's survival

LONGEVITY MYSTERY: Old female killer whales use their ecological wisdom to help their families through tough times, a new study has found.

12 hours ago from ABC Science

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Two adorable new spiders found: Meet Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus

Two new species of peacock spider have been found in Queensland, Australia -- the colourful Sparklemuffin and the spooky Skeletorus.

4 hours ago from CNET

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How pigeons bob and weave through obstacles

When navigating an obstacle course, pigeons weigh energy efficiency against the danger of collision, research finds.

Tue 3 Mar 15 from ScienceNews

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Plant species evolved a way to determine most promising pollinator

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers has found that one species of flower is able to pick and choose when it comes to accepting pollen from a variety of pollinators. In their paper published in ...

Tue 3 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Study finds lasting severe weather impact in feathers of young birds

While studying a ground-nesting bird population near El Reno, Okla., a University of Oklahoma-led research team found that stress during a severe weather outbreak of May 31, 2013, had manifested ...

Tue 3 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Genome reveals how Hessian fly causes galls in wheat

A team of researchers from 26 institutions around the world has sequenced the Hessian fly genome, shedding light on how the insect creates growth-stunting galls in wheat.

Mon 2 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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The environment may change, but the microbiome of queen bees does not

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Indiana University and Wellesley College have characterized the gut microbiome of honey bee queens. This is the first thorough census of the ...

Mon 2 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

(AP)—Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

Sun 1 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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How animals survive Norwegian winter nights

Norwegian mammals and birds have many different methods of surviving long, intense winter nights. A biologist from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) University Museum ...

Mon 2 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Corpse Bride: Lizard Necrophilia Reported in Brazil

A recent report of a male black-and-white tegus attempting to mate with a dead female in Brazil raises the question: Why are some animals necrophiliacs?

Fri 27 Feb 15 from National Geographic

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