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Aquarium of Niagara expanding to protect threatened penguins

A Niagara Falls aquarium is expanding so it can breed and protect the threatened Humboldt penguin.

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Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health

People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, ...

Sat 25 Feb 17 from

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Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry

The masquerade is almost perfect. Certain moths of the subfamily Arctiinae are marked with a yellow and black pattern. But these day-active insects have wasp waists and their antennae resemble ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from

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'Record' anti-venom dose saves boy from deadly Australian spider

A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived a bite from one of the world's deadliest spiders after taking a record 12 vials of anti-venom, local media reported.

Fri 24 Feb 17 from

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Where do flowers come from? Shedding light on Darwin’s 'abominable mystery'

The mystery that is the origin of flowering plants has been partially solved thanks to a team of scientists. Their discovery sheds light on a question that much intrigued Darwin: the appearance ...

Sat 25 Feb 17 from ScienceDaily

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Female fish mate 200 times but save eggs for the perfect male

Lampreys engage in prolonged sex sessions where the females pretend to mate with 10 or more males – all the while waiting for "the one"

Wed 22 Feb 17 from Newscientist

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Stingless bees have their nests protected by soldiers

Although stingless bees do not have a sting to fend off enemies, they are nonetheless able to defend their hives against attacks. Only four years ago it was discovered that a Brazilian bee species, ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from

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Male birds up their defensive game when females are watching

Animal mobbing behavior is an interesting strategy used by the likes of small birds to team up and scare way would-be predators. Or so scientists have thought. In addition to this collaborative ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Animals know when they are being treated unfairly (and they don't like it)

Humans beings appear to be hardwired to have a sense of fairness. This is puzzling from an evolutionary perspective, which you would have thought would mean we were predisposed to seek advantage ...

Wed 22 Feb 17 from

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Action cams give the low down on dolphins

People have been fascinated by dolphins for millennia, but we still know very little about their life in the wild. Now a team of scientists from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins ...

Tue 21 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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