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Birds sensed devastating US tornado and fled one day ahead

Birds nestingon the path of an incoming tornado, which devastated parts of the US, "evacuated" their home one day before, scientists say.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from The Independent

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Study on world's biggest animal finds more than one population in the southeastern Pacific

Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Universidad Austral de Chile, the Blue Whale Center, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), NOAA, and other organizations are ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Crows join human, apes and monkeys in exhiting advanced relational thinking

Crows have long been heralded for their high intelligence - they can remember faces, use tools and communicate in sophisticated ways.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Study shows starving mantis females attract more males

A study done by Katherine Barry an evolutionary biologist with Macquarie University in Australia has led to the discovery that a certain species of female mantis attracts more males when starving, ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Dutch barnacle geese have more active immune system than same species in the North

Bird migration is an impressive phenomenon, but why birds often travel huge distances to and from their breeding grounds in the far North is still very unclear. Suggestions include that the ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Restoring crop genes to wild form may make plants more resilient

Restoring wild genes could make plants more resilient in tough environments.

Wed 17 Dec 14 from ScienceNews

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Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue

Experts will meet in Kenya next month to discuss ways to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos from extinction.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Cam captures penguin hatching at Pittsburgh aviary

A webcam captured images of the first of two African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Discovery aims to fight destructive bee disease

University of Guelph researchers hope their new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world.

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Linguistic methods uncover sophisticated meanings, monkey dialects

The same species of monkeys located in separate geographic regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators, a linguistic analysis by a team of scientists reveals. ...

Mon 15 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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