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Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season

The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Weak honey bee colonies may fail from cold exposure during shipping

Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Aphid Suicide Squads Save Colonies With Body Ooze

Don’t you just hate it when a moth larva busts in through the wall of your house like some squirmy lepidopteran Kool-Aid man? If you’re a colony of aphids living in a gall, this is a real threat. ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Discover Magazine

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Watch: Rare Trio of Bald Eagles Raise Eaglets Together on the Mississippi River

They say it takes a village to raise a child — but in a nest along the Mississippi River, three bald eagles have decided that it takes a trio to raise newly hatched […] The post Watch: ...

Fri 19 Apr 19 from Geek.com

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Honey, I ate the kids: The sweet side of filial cannibalism

As you bite into a chocolate bunny or egg this weekend, consider this: rabbits often eat their own young, and hens their own eggs.

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Could climate change cause infertility?

The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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One of Earth’s biggest insects was hiding in plain sight

One of Earth’s biggest insects was hiding in plain sightOne of Earth’s biggest insects was hiding in plain sight, Published online: 15 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01215-5DNA ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Nature News

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Google searches reveal popular bird species

Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Entomologists uncover Florida fire ant matriarchy

In most colonies, ants work in service of a single reproductive queen, but that's not always the way ant societies function.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow

For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal groups by exploring how fish predators target and attack groups of virtual prey. ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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