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Managing the ups and downs of coffee production

Each day, more than 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide.

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Scientists successfully transfer first test tube rhino embryo

The first test tube rhino embryo has been successfully transferred into a female whose eggs were fertilised in vitro, scientists in Europe say. ...

Tue 25 Jun 19 from ABC Science

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Attempted whale shark mating caught on camera for the first time in history

Fact: Whale sharks the largest known fish in the sea and some of the largest creatures on Earth exist.

Tue 25 Jun 19 from FOXNews

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Researchers identify genes linked to sex differentiation in giant Amazon fish

Brazilian and German scientists have completed a collaborative project to sequence and analyze the whole genome of Arapaima gigas, a giant freshwater fish known in Brazil as pirarucu and elsewhere ...

Tue 25 Jun 19 from

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Ant farmers boost plant nutrition

Humans began cultivating crops about 12,000 years ago. Ants have been at it rather longer. Leafcutter ants, the best-known insect farmers, belong to a lineage of insects that have been running ...

Mon 24 Jun 19 from

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Scientists Have Recorded A Rare Right Whale Singing For the First Time. It Does Have the Range

Right whales make a variety of sounds, including upcalls, moans, screams and warbles

Fri 21 Jun 19 from TIME

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This 12-Foot, 463-Lb. Alligator Went Head to Head with a Semitruck

The creature survived the crash and wandered dazed in circles around a highway exit in Tallahassee before a trapper turned up.

Fri 21 Jun 19 from Livescience

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Spiders risk everything for love

University of Cincinnati biologist George Uetz long suspected the extravagant courtship dance of wolf spiders made them an easy mark for birds and other predators.

Thu 20 Jun 19 from

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Biomedical bleeding may impact horseshoe crabs' spawning behavior and movement

Horseshoe crabs that have undergone biomedical bleeding tend to reside in deeper water and approach mating beaches less often, according to a new study published in The Biological Bulletin. ...

Thu 20 Jun 19 from

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A four-year ox-cart ride around Madagascar: Q&A with Alexandre Poussin

When discovering a new country, most travelers are inclined to take the path well-trodden: a train ride, a road trip, perhaps a bike tour. French explorer and writer Alexandre Poussin, 49, and ...

Sat 22 Jun 19 from

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