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Birds hit by cars are, well, bird-brained

What's the difference between birds that get killed by cars, and those that don't?

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Transgenic plants against malaria

Scientists have discovered a gene that allows to double the production of artemisinin in the Artemisia annua plant.The artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the standard treatment for ...

Mon 27 Mar 17 from

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Wall lizard becomes accustomed to humans and stops hiding

Habituating to predators or fleeing and hiding are tactics that vary between species. Scientists from two research centres in Italy and Spain have observed that adult male common wall lizards ...

Mon 27 Mar 17 from

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New rice strain could help farmers predetermine harvest time

A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese ...

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Female cockroaches can reproduce for years without a male

Researchers from Hokkaido University in Japan used 15 virgin females to produce an all-female colony that stuck together for more than three years.

Mon 27 Mar 17 from Daily Mail

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Why do guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly?

It looks like a spooky suicide when small, fluffy guillemot chicks leap from the cliffs and fall several hundred metres towards the sea - long before they are fully fledged. But researchers ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from

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This Baby Hippo Will Solve All Your Problems

Is there anything better in this world than cute baby animals? Of course not. But some are cuter than others, and this pygmy baby hippopotamus is as adorable as they come. The calf […] The ...

Mon 27 Mar 17 from

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Cats prefer spending time with humans to eating food

Researchers from Oregon State University undertook a study of 50 cats found that a feline's favourite activity is playing with humans. The discovery could help owners to better train their ...

Mon 27 Mar 17 from Daily Mail

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Female guppies with larger brains found to favor more colorful mates

( team of researchers with members from Sweden and the U.K. has found that female guppies with larger than average brains preferred to mate with males that were more colorful than ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from

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Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves' hunting prowess

It may have replaced the dwindling eastern wolf atop many food chains, but the eastern coyote lacks the chops to become the big-game hunter of an ecosystem, new research led by a University ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from

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