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Panda stalking reveals panda hangouts

Scientists used GPS trackers to learn about the giant panda lifestyle.

20 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Bright bird plumage resulted from natural, sexual selection

Darwin hypothesized that bird color differences resulted from sexual selection. Wallace disagreed. A study shows that both were right after all.

20 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Beards as badges of honour?

Are beards 'in' again because guys are under pressure? Maybe.

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Two exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers

Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing.

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Coyotes filling wolves' niche in southeastern US

It's believed that wolves once roamed the southeastern United States before they were eliminated by overhunting and habitat loss. Now the region has a new top dog, the coyote, which may fill ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Shape-shifting frog discovered in Ecuadorian Andes

A frog in Ecuador's western Andean cloud forest changes skin texture in minutes, appearing to mimic the texture it sits on.

Mon 23 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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A new jumping spider with mating plug discovered from the 'Western Ghats'

Research endeavours undertaken in the recent past by the Division of Arachnology of Sacred Heart College, Kochi in India, under the leadership of Dr. P.A. Sebastian, have lead to the discovery ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Who needs a smartwatch when you can carry "the miracle of life" on your wrist?

I’ve often mocked smartwatches for being impractical and not actually filling a need… but that was before I saw this promo for The Ant Watch. It’s literally a mini ant farm ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Techspot

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Flying insects take note of opponents' strengths and abilities before entering into a fight

Before a male damselfly hot-headedly enters into a duel of aerial sparring, it first works out its strategy. It gives its opponent's wings a once-over to assess its strength, knowing that more ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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World's leading zoo association accused of overlooking horrific cruelty

Zoos belonging to World Association of Zoos and Aquariums filmed allowing shocking mistreatment of elephants, dolphins, lions, bears, penguins and whalesDozens of examples of harrowing cruelty ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Guardian.co.uk

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