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Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season

The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' ...

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Weak honey bee colonies may fail from cold exposure during shipping

Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.

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Aphid Suicide Squads Save Colonies With Body Ooze

Don’t you just hate it when a moth larva busts in through the wall of your house like some squirmy lepidopteran Kool-Aid man? If you’re a colony of aphids living in a gall, this is a real threat. ...

9 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Honey, I ate the kids: The sweet side of filial cannibalism

As you bite into a chocolate bunny or egg this weekend, consider this: rabbits often eat their own young, and hens their own eggs.

Tue 16 Apr 19 from

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Could climate change cause infertility?

The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from

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One of Earth’s biggest insects was hiding in plain sight

One of Earth’s biggest insects was hiding in plain sightOne of Earth’s biggest insects was hiding in plain sight, Published online: 15 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01215-5DNA ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Nature News

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Google searches reveal popular bird species

Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from

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Entomologists uncover Florida fire ant matriarchy

In most colonies, ants work in service of a single reproductive queen, but that's not always the way ant societies function.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from

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Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow

For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal groups by exploring how fish predators target and attack groups of virtual prey. ...

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Hold the mustard: What makes spiders fussy eaters

It might be one of nature's most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won't harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to new research by a team of ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from

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