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Hounds and wolves share parasites

Grey wolves are hosts to a variety of parasites. The presence of grey wolves in German forests has little influence on the parasite burden of hunting dogs. This reassuring conclusion is the ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

A genetic study shows the decline of one of the rarest mammals on Earth began during the last Ice Age.

Fri 15 Dec 17 from BBC News

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Study on redback spiders finds seemingly abhorrent mating strategy appears to benefit both males and females

A mating strategy among redback spiders where males seek out immature females appears to benefit both sexes, a new University of Toronto study has found.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Potato blight's chemical attack mechanism explained

A team of international researchers headed by scientists from the University of Tübingen has deciphered the workings of a cytolytic toxin, which is produced by some of the world's most devastating ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Australian lizards take toll on turtle eggs

Goannas have overtaken foxes as the number one predator of the endangered loggerhead turtle at its second largest Queensland nesting beach.

Thu 14 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Sad ‘pigs’ have been filmed apparently mourning a dead friend

Famously clever animals like chimps and monkeys seem to grieve for dead comrades, but now even wild relatives of pigs called peccaries have been seen mourning

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Newscientist

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New antbird species discovered in Peru

It was July 10, 2016 when Dan Lane, Fernando Angulo, Jesse Fagan, and I rolled into the coffee-growing town of Flor de Café in north-central Peru. This town lies in the Cordillera Azul—a picturesque ...

Thu 14 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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The flight speed of birds is more complex than previously thought

The flight speed of birds is more complex than research has previously managed to show. In a new study from Lund University in Sweden, researchers have found that birds use multiple – each one ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Habitat counts when predators lurk

Take it from the lowly snail: If you're on a beach and threatened by predators, run for that nearby forest. Your chance of survival will rise, if only a little bit.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Mosquito sex protein could provide key to controlling disease

If you thought the sex lives of humans were complicated, consider the case of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, bringer of Zika, dengue, and yellow fever: She mates but once, in seconds and ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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