Plants & Animals News

Popular Pesticide Hurts Wild Bees, Study Finds

New research could lead to pesticide bans in the U.S. and Europe

Thu 23 Apr 15 from TIME

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Why do animals fight members of other species?

Why do animals fight with members of other species? A nine-year study by UCLA biologists says the reason often has to do with "obtaining priority access to females" in the area.

Thu 23 Apr 15 from

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A focus on flight: Study shows birds use just two postures to avoid obstacles during flight

Navigating through a cluttered environment at high speed is among the greatest challenges in biology - and it's one virtually all birds achieve with ease. It's a feat David Williams hopes to ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from

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VIDEO: New glass frog has translucent skin

A new species of glass frog has been found in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica.

Mon 20 Apr 15 from BBC News

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Iridescent animals shine to startle predators

Animals which appear to shimmer and shine may have evolved these qualities as a way to startle predators, new research suggests.

Thu 23 Apr 15 from

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Testosterone key to new bird bang theory

New research from a Wake Forest University biologist who studies animal behavior suggests that evolution is hard at work when it comes to the acrobatic courtship dances of a tropical bird species.

Wed 22 Apr 15 from

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Birds show surprising resilience in the face of natural stresses

Life as a wild baby bird can involve a lot of stress; competing with your siblings, dealing with extreme weather, and going hungry due to habitat loss are just a few examples. However, birds ...

Wed 22 Apr 15 from

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Backyard birds enhance life in urban neighborhoods

How aware are you of the birds that live in your neighborhood? Do you know how many different species there are? Do enjoy your local birds, or find them annoying? J. Amy Belaire of St. Edward's ...

Wed 22 Apr 15 from

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Myth of tolerant dogs and aggressive wolves refuted

Dogs are regarded as more tolerant and less aggressive compared to their ancestors, the wolves. Researchers from the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna question this image. ...

Tue 21 Apr 15 from

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New genetic test will improve biosecurity of honey bees around the globe

A genetic test that can prevent 'killer' bees from spreading around the world has been created in a research effort led by University of Sydney scholars jointly with York University scientists.

Wed 22 Apr 15 from

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