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Ants turn into suicide bombers

High up in rainforests live insects that turn to self-sacrifice to protect their colony. Andrew Masterson reports.

24 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Fruit Flies Sure Enjoy Ejaculating

Throughout history we’ve blushed and called it la petite mort, the sting of pleasure, the balsamic injection, the flood of bliss—the list continues. But let’s cut to the chase: I’m talking about ...

16 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Study provides video evidence of parental infanticide in a grassland bird species

Baby birds go missing from their nests all the time. Usually, the disappearances are chalked up to predation, but in extremely rare cases, parents have been observed removing their own chicks ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Feather replacement or parental care? Migratory birds desert their offspring to molt

A new study shows that when feather replacement and parental care overlap in time, migratory songbirds make a striking trade-off; they desert their offspring, leaving their mates to provide ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Smooth dance moves confirm new bird-of-paradise species

Newly publicized audiovisuals support full species status for one of the dancing birds-of-paradise in New Guinea. This new species, called the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, is found only ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Great Welsh science helps solve pollinator puzzle

Welsh scientists piecing together the giant jigsaw puzzle of plant pollination are a step closer to knowing how it all fits thanks to a new paper by Swansea University PhD researcher Andrew ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Competition between males improves resilience against climate change

Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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A new hope: One of North America's rarest bees has its known range greatly expanded

The Macropis Cuckoo Bee is one of the rarest bees in North America, partly because of its specialized ecological associations. It is a nest parasite of oil-collecting bees of the genus Macropis ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Hundreds of 30-foot sharks swimming in massive swarms baffle scientists

Massive swarms of over 1,000 basking sharks spotted off the northeastern U.S. are puzzling scientists.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from FOXNews

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Founder of Kenya's iconic 'elephant orphanage' dies aged 83

Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist famous for her work rearing baby elephants in Kenya and fighting for the protection of the species, has died aged 83, her family said Friday.

Fri 13 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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