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Bee species with little known nesting-behavior observed to use plastic instead of leaves

Little is known about the nesting activities of some lineages of megachiline bees. Dr. Sarah Gess, affiliated with both Albany Museum and Rhodes University, South Africa, and Peter Roosenschoon, ...

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Male poison frogs become cannibals after taking over territories

Systematic 'infanticide' of unrelated young occurs in several animal species. For carnivores and primates, infanticidal actions are mainly sexually motivated. A study in Scientific Reports by ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from

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Caterpillars found to use vibrations to attract other caterpillars

(—A small team of researchers with members from institutions in Canada and Brazil has found that one species of caterpillar uses parts of its body to create vibrational noises that ...

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Banded mongooses go to war over sex and territory

Gang warfare is not unique to humans - banded mongooses do it too.

Tue 28 Feb 17 from

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Frogs have unique ability to see color in the dark

The night vision of frogs and toads appears to be superior to that of all other animals. They have the ability to see colour even when it is so dark that humans are not able to see anything ...

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The microworm of Jaén whose males have no penis

In the most arid areas where there is little to no water, there live nematodes of no more than 1 mm which feed on bacteria and help to mineralise soil and produce nutrients. In an orchard of ...

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Greater prairie chickens cannot persist in Illinois without help, researchers report

An iconic bird whose booming mating calls once reverberated across "the Prairie State" can survive in Illinois with the help of periodic human interventions, researchers report.

Mon 27 Feb 17 from

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Canada conservationist warns of 'cyber poaching'

Photographers, poachers and eco-tour operators are in the crosshairs of a Canadian conservationist who warns that tracking tags are being hacked and misused to harass and hunt endangered animals.

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Aquarium of Niagara expanding to protect threatened penguins

A Niagara Falls aquarium is expanding so it can breed and protect the threatened Humboldt penguin.

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Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health

People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, ...

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