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These ring-tailed lemurs raise a 'stink' when they flirt with potential mates

A U of T Scarborough study finds that a unique ritual performed by male ring-tailed lemurs may come at a significant physical cost, but it could help their chances in securing a mate.

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Chimps in the wild modify warnings based on what others in their group already know, study finds

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Germany, Uganda, the U.K. and Switzerland has found via experimentation that wild chimps are aware of what other chimps ...

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Production timings could stem illegal wildlife laundering

The legal trade in captive bred animals and artificially propagated plants is often used by criminals to launder illegally collected wildlife. In many cases this is an easy way to bypass wildlife ...

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Why a female fly will ruin your drink, but a male is fine

We’re able to sense even tiny quantities of a female fruit fly pheromone, meaning one can ruin your wine no matter how quickly you remove it from your glass

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Newscientist

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Flower attracts insects by pretending to be a mushroom

The mysterious flowers of Aspidistra elatior are found on the southern Japanese island of Kuroshima. Until recently, scientists thought that A. elatior has the most unusual pollination ecology ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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In bee decline, fungicides emerge as improbable villain

When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Male mantis continues mating after his head is eaten off

The Deep Look video created by KQED follows the bizarre mating behaviour of bordered mantises in California’s Eastern Sierra. The male can successfully mate even without a head.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

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Seals and our shores

Scottish legend is full of tall tales of selkies, the mythical and beautiful seal-folk who shed their skins to become people, leaving sea for shore. Such popular, lasting stories show how important ...

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Birds nest earlier as climate heats up

A Californian study finds birds are nesting up to 12 days earlier in an attempt to beat the heat. Tim Wallace reports.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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