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Desert ants' survival strategy emerges from millions of simple interactions

Ants' frenzied movements may seem aimless and erratic to a casual observer, but closer study reveals that an ant colony's collective behavior can help it thrive in a harsh environment and may ...

Mon 18 Feb 19 from

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From vibrations alone, acacia ants can tell nibbles from the wind

Acacia trees are a prominent feature of the East African savannah. They're also a classic example of the long-standing and complex relationships between plants and insects, in this case acacia ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from

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'Old' sperm produces healthier offspring

Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from

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Study suggests female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster swimming sperm

A trio of researchers with Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine has found evidence that the female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster-swimming sperm. In their paper ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from

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In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals

A young squirrel lucky enough to take over territory from an adult male squirrel is like a teenager falling into a big inheritance, according to a new University of Guelph study.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from

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Researchers discover new frog species on remote Ethiopian mountain

In summer 2018, NYU Abu Dhabi Postdoctoral Associates Sandra Goutte and Jacobo Reyes-Velasco explored an isolated mountain in southwestern Ethiopia where some of the last primary forest of the ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from

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New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from BBC News

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Natural selection and spatial memory link shown in mountain chickadee research

Chickadees with better learning and memory skills, needed to find numerous food caches, are more likely to survive their first winter, a long-term study of mountain chickadees has found.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from

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Mom's reward: Female Galapagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males

The male Nazca booby, a large seabird of the Galápagos Islands, often outlives the domineering female of the species, according to new research from Wake Forest University published today in ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from

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Marigolds Can Brighten up Your Life With Their Various Health Benefits

Table of Contents Get These 5 Potential Health Benefits From Marigolds How Can You Use Marigolds? Here Are 3 Ways Marigolds Add Color Not Just to Your Garden but Your Health, Too Try These ...

Sat 16 Feb 19 from Mercola

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