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Guppies: Study sorts the maths whizzes from the dunces

Some guppies have a better sense of maths than others. It allows some to find the biggest shoal possible in which to be protected against predators, while others are better at choosing fruitful ...

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Female lemurs with color vision provide advantages for their group

Female lemurs with normal color vision, as well as their cohabitating colorblind group members, may have selective advantage over lemur groups whose members are all colorblind, according to ...

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Wise plant analysis

Here's a reason not to peel tomatoes: A new method of plant analysis, developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science, has identified healthful antioxidants in tomato skins. In fact, as reported ...

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Gene editing yields tomatoes that flower and ripen weeks earlier

Using a simple and powerful genetic method to tweak genes native to two popular varieties of tomato plants, a team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has devised a rapid method to make ...

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Why do hunters choose not to shoot?

Understanding individual choices could help conservation efforts

Sun 4 Dec 16 from Ars Technica

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First spider superdads discovered

Male spiders first known to give up solitary life for offspring care, often as a single parent.

13 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Bees of the sea: Tiny crustaceans pollinate underwater plants

Seagrass pollen doesn’t just ride the tides ­­– the grains of at least one species hitchhike on undersea invertebrates  

Fri 2 Dec 16 from Newscientist

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Would You Feel Sexy Wearing Eau de Extinction?

Synthetic biologists seek to make perfumes from extinct trees and flowers.

8 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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'Bickering' flies make evolutionary point

When a male fruit fly gets aggressive, he rears up on his back four legs and batters his foe with his front pair. Neither fly seems particularly damaged by the encounter, but their subsequent ...

Thu 1 Dec 16 from

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When ants kiss, it's all about the chemistry

Master organizers, builders and farmers, ants have developed some pretty nifty ways to share resources and help the colony thrive. One example of this is a mouth-to-mouth encounter known ...

Tue 29 Nov 16 from Gizmag

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