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Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf.

Mon 18 Jun 18 from

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Study of bonobos finds that day care pays off for the babysitters

Drawn to a behavior she didn't understand, a UO researcher watching bonobos in a zoo has revealed how young female bonobos prepare for motherhood.

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Researchers explore whether smarter animals are bigger troublemakers

You have probably encountered a raccoon raiding the trash in your neighborhood, seen a rat scurrying through the subway or tried to shoo away birds from your picnic. But have you ever wondered ...

Mon 18 Jun 18 from

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Male peacocks can make females’ heads vibrate at a distance

Peahens have fan-shaped crests on their heads, and it seems males can make these crests resonate by making a specific noise with their tails

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Newscientist

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Life in the fast lane: Ecologists say dispersal ability linked to plants' life cycles

Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on with the business of propagation. They drop seeds or release them to the wind. ...

Sun 17 Jun 18 from

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Flatworms found to win most battles with harvestmen

A trio of researchers with Universidade de São Paulo has documented evidence of flatworms and harvestmen engaging in battle in the forests of Brazil. In their paper published in the Journal ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from

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Clever bees can identify different flowers by patterns of scent

New research led by scientists from the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London has revealed that bumblebees can tell flowers apart by patterns of scent.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from

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Sea urchins see with their feet

Sea urchins lack eyes, but can see with their tentacle-like tube feet instead, previous research has indicated. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have tested their vision in a new ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from

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Endocrine-disrupting pesticides impair frog reproduction

In a new study, researchers from Sweden and Britain have investigated how the endocrine-disrupting substance linuron affects reproduction in the West African clawed frog, Xenopus tropicalis. ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from

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When faced with a killer whale should you fight or flee?

Charge! THAT the best form of defence is attack is an old maxim. In reality, it is frequently untrue; running away is a far better option. But it seems to be the approach taken by pilot ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from The Economist

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