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Jackdaw mobs flip from chaos to order as they grow

Chaotic mobs of jackdaws suddenly get organised once enough birds join in, new research shows.

Fri 15 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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A review of the lesser known sides of the plant genus Erythroxylum

Since the Western world came across the South American plant genus Erythroxylum, the use of this multifaceted genus has been associated with the production of soft drinks, such as Coca Cola, ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Plants might be helping each other more than thought

Contrary to the long-held belief that plants in the natural world are always in competition, new research has found that in harsh environments mature plants help smaller ones—and thrive as a ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists find two identical-looking bird species have very different genes

While reports of species going extinct are sadly becoming common, an international team of scientists has identified a new species of bird living on the Southern coast of China, that diverged ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Watch | Botulism kills migratory birds at Sambhar lake

A video of migratory bird deaths:Thousands of migratory birds of about ten species were found dead around Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland s

14 hours ago from The Hindu

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Larger than life: Augmented ants

An ant the size of a lion isn't as far-fetched as you would think. From as small as a sesame seed to the size of a big cat, ants come in all sizes—in augmented reality, at least.

Tue 12 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Short-eared Owls at Burwell Fen

We went looking for Short-eared Owls again at Burwell Fen having heard from a friend that there were “twitchers” huddled together spotting them earlier in the week. We have been ...

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Sciencebase Blog

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Can we beat mosquitos at their own game?

Understanding their aerodynamics and acoustics could be a double win.

Sun 10 Nov 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Study finds sex bias in bird conservation plans

After pairing up and raising chicks, males and females of some bird species spend their winter break apart. At the end of their journey to Central or South America, you might find mostly males ...

Thu 7 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Changing climate is narrowing options for migrating birds

Across an entire desert or ocean, migratory birds make some of the most extreme journeys found in nature, but there are still huge gaps in our understanding of how they manage to travel these ...

Thu 7 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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