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Fungus-farming “Radiohead ant” found in South America

Researchers have discovered three new kinds of insect trying to get out of the night.

3 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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The ins and outs of dolphin sex

New research takes a close look at marine mammal mating. Andrew Masterson reports.

23 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Tarantulas use their lateral eyes to calculate distance

A necessary part of any animal's sense of direction is a positioning system to detect the relationship between where it is and where it wants to go; this is known as odometry. Tarantulas have ...

Fri 21 Apr 17 from

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New video shows how blue whales employ strategy before feeding

Blue whales didn't become the largest animals ever to live on Earth by being dainty eaters and new video captured by scientists at Oregon State University shows just how they pick and choose ...

Wed 19 Apr 17 from

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Male robins can guess and satisfy their partner’s food cravings

Female birds incubating eggs get an itch for specific foods, and their male partners somehow know what they want and deliver it to them

Wed 19 Apr 17 from Newscientist

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Bergamotene—alluring and lethal for Manduca sexta

The tobacco hawkmoth Manduca sexta is an important pollinator of the wild tobacco species Nicotiana attenuata; yet hungry larvae hatch from the eggs these moths lay on the leaves. An interdisciplinary ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from

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It's an orca! Last killer whale is born at a SeaWorld park

The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from

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Why we can't seem to get rid of cockroaches

They've been around for the past 300 million years, outlasting the dinosaurs and teaming up with evolution to outsmart our attempts to get rid of them. Now, Japanese researchers at Hokkaido ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Gizmag

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Plant scientists identify aphid-destroying wasps in cup plants

Entomologists will find it easier to identify parasitic wasps and their host aphids, thanks to the work of entomologist Paul Johnson and forage breeder Arvid Boe. Both are professors in the ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from

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Homing pigeons share our human ability to build knowledge across generations

Homing pigeons may share the human capacity to build on the knowledge of others, improving their navigational efficiency over time, a new Oxford University study has found.

Tue 18 Apr 17 from

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