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Seals found guilty of brutal porpoise attacks

An oceanic crime scene investigation has exposed a murderous side to the North Sea's cuddly resident amid fears that its next victim could be a human

1 hours ago from Newscientist

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Factors that drive sexual traits

Many male animals have multiple displays and behaviours to attract females; and often the larger or greater the better.

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Female termites found to clone themselves via asexual reproduction

( —A pair of researches with Kyoto University has found how the queen of one species of termite, Reticulitermes speratus, ensures her genetic lineage continues by creating duplicate ...

7 hours ago from

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Ten bites of turkey trivia for your holiday meal

Will turkeys really drown if they look up in a rainstorm? Can they fly? Where did the domestic turkey come from? Learn answers to these questions and more.

7 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Rare albino dolphin captured in Japan's 'Cove'

A rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen, according to a campaign group staging a protest against the sale or slaughter of the creatures.

Tue 25 Nov 14 from

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Darwin 2.0: Scientists shed new light on how species diverge

Birds that are related, such as Darwin's finches, but that vary in beak size and behavior specially evolved to their habitat are examples of a process called speciation. It has long been thought ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from

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Mysterious glowworm found in Peruvian rainforest

( —Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer has discovered what appears to be a new type of bioluminescent larvae. He told members of the press recently that he was walking near a camp in ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from

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Seals documented having sex with penguins

Scientists are documenting "sexual coercion" in the Antarctic, and it's probably not anything like what one might think: Young male Antarctic fur seals, it seems, have been documented ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from FOXNews

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Amazon frogs found to build mental maps of their local area

( —A quartet of researchers with the University of Vienna has found that the brilliant-thighed poison frog is able to build a mental map of its immediate surroundings and use it to ...

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The female of the species is harder to please than the male

Female bats are fussier than males when it comes choosing where to eat in urban areas, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

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