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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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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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Captive mice and native mice don't care to breed together, study finds

( —A combined team of researchers from the University of Melbourne and the organization Wildlife Conservation and Science has found that mice grown in captivity don't necessarily breed ...

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Seals are having sex with penguins and nobody knows why

In the sub-Antarctic, you’ll find all kinds of animals mating at different times of the years. Seals. Penguins. And sometimes, apparently, you’ll find seals mating with penguins. ...

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Ants Regularly Pack Up and Dig New Nests, and Nobody Knows Why

About once a year, Florida harvester ants dig new nests, a mystery entomologists are eager to get to the bottom of. The post Ants Regularly Pack Up and Dig New Nests, and Nobody Knows Why appeared ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Wired Science

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In Defense Of The Stink Bug

Stink bug. As names go it is a PR disaster, each of the words alone hardly endearing, and, in combination, wholly off-putting. Which is a shame because stink bugs have a perky charm, ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Popular Science

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Spiders disguise themselves as ants to hide and hunt their prey

All spiders are predators, but most of them are small and have rudimentary defences against larger animals that in turn prey on them. Spiders have thus evolved a range of predatory behaviours ...

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Female primates are promiscuous to stop males from killing their offspring

Some female primates are promiscuous in order to prevent males from killing their offspring.

Fri 14 Nov 14 from The Independent

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