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A feathered river across the sky by Joel Greenberg - review

This comprehensive book meticulously documents much that is known about the iconic extinct passenger pigeon. Continue reading...

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Researchers identify a pheromone in the urine of male tilapia fish that stimulates spawning in females

The exchange of chemical signals between organisms is considered the oldest form of communication. Acting as messenger molecules, pheromones regulate social interactions between conspecifics, ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

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Honeybees play a vital role in the agricultural industry

The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee.

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Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight

How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they run along the ground and pump their "arms" to get aloft?

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

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Zambia lifts ban on safari hunting

Zambia has lifted a 20-month ban on safari hunting because it has lost too much revenue, but lions and leopards will remain protected, the government said Wednesday.

Wed 27 Aug 14 from

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Evolution Video Game Tests Your Ability To Spot Camouflaged Bird Eggs

Egg Ancestors The evolution of a successful strain of egg camouflage. Project Nightjar Call it a case of virtual selection. Testing out Project Nightjar's experimental video game, I peered ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Popular Science

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Pig pheromone proves useful in curtailing bad behavior in dogs

A professor at Texas Tech discovers Androstenone can stop dogs from barking, jumping. In a sense, John McGlone was just like any other pet owner a few years ago. He simply wanted to keep his ...

Mon 25 Aug 14 from

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Scientists Unlock Mystery of Bird Flocks

How can flocks of birds, schools of fish or herds of antelope suddenly change direction -- all the individuals adjusting their movement in concert, at seemingly the same time? British researchers ...

Mon 25 Aug 14 from Voice of America

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Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts

( A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, ...

Mon 25 Aug 14 from

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Hormone analysis helps identify sexual receptivity of female rhinos

The first comprehensive study of captive black rhino reproduction in Europe highlights how hormone analysis could improve the success of breeding programmes.

Fri 22 Aug 14 from

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