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Chestnut-crowned babbler: Australian bird becomes first known non-human species to communicate using language

A small gregarious bird that lives in the Australian outback has been found to communicate with one another using a simple form of language the first species other than humans known to do ...

17 hours ago from The Independent

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Rare case of wallaby fostering tree kangaroo in pouch

Australian zookeepers Tuesday said they had successfully fostered an orphaned tree kangaroo with a surrogate wallaby in a rare case after its mother was crushed by a branch.

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First lions to return to Rwanda after over two decades

Lions will return to Rwanda for the first time in more than two decades, wildlife officials have said, after the endangered animal was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.

Sat 27 Jun 15 from

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Study suggests there are only two tiger subspecies

( team of researchers with affiliations to institutions in Germany, Denmark and the U.K. has concluded after extensive research, that there are really only two subspecies of tigers, ...

23 hours ago from

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Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats' kill count

Cats are increasingly earning themselves a reputation as wildlife killers with estimates of animals killed every year by domestic cats in the UK numbering into the millions. This new study on ...

Fri 26 Jun 15 from

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Attractive female flies harmed by male sexual attention

Too much male sexual attention harms attractive females, according to a new Australian and Canadian study on fruit flies.

Fri 26 Jun 15 from

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Controversial trial of genetically modified wheat ends in disappointment

In setback, wheat engineered with insect alarm signal fails to keep aphids out of the field

Thu 25 Jun 15 from Science Now

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Marvel's next big comic comes from a video game

The venerable comic book maker has inspired movies, television shows and video games. Now, for the first time, the trend is working in reverse.

23 hours ago from CNET

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Bad news and good news for birds nesting at reservoirs

In a six-year study at Arrow Lakes Reservoir in British Columbia, researchers from Cooper, Beauchesne and Associates and Simon Fraser University found that while some nests failed due to flooding ...

Thu 25 Jun 15 from

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Seven-year study indicates steady and upward trends for blue and fin whales in Southern California

A new study led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego indicates a steady population trend for blue whales and an upward population trend for fin whales in Southern ...

Thu 25 Jun 15 from

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