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    Squids' birthday influences mating: Male spear squids shown to become 'sneakers' or 'consorts' depending on birth date

    The day a male spear squid hatches determines which mating tactic he will use throughout his...

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    Fruit fly pest meets its evolutionary match in parasitic wasp

    A parasitic wasp that preys on the young of a prolific fruit fly pest demonstrates both...

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    Gone in a puff of smoke: 52,000 square kilometers of 'long unburnt' Australian habitat has vanished in 40 years

    Landscapes that have escaped fire for decades or centuries tend to harbor vital structures for wildlife,...

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    Study sheds new light on cross-species virus spillovers that can cause pandemics

    A study led by the University of Stirling jointly with the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shed...

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    New algorithm solves century-old problem for coral reef scientists

    An algorithm developed by a Florida Tech graduate student creates a new ecological survey method that...

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    How spicy does mustard get depending on the soil?

    Serious wine drinkers often have their preferences: Some prefer sweet hints of chocolate in a Malbec...

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    New findings shed light on how bella moths use poison to attract mates

    Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are as bitter and toxic as they are hard to pronounce. They're produced by...

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    Planning at multiple scales for healthy corals and communities

    Governments in the Mesoamerican Reef region are exploring the use of nature-based solutions to strengthen coral...

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    Same species, different sizes: Rare evolution in action spotted in island bats

    A University of Melbourne researcher has spotted a rare evolutionary phenomenon happening rapidly in real time...

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    Lemur's lament: When one vulnerable species stalks another

    What can be done when one threatened animal kills another? Scientists studying critically endangered lemurs in...

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    Scientists assess paths toward maintaining BC caribou until habitat recovers

    Thanks to drastic and evidence-based solutions, more southern mountain caribou roam Western Canada today than in...

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    Global study finds there really are more insects out after dark

    Have you ever wondered if there are more insects out at night than during the day?

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    Mycoheterotrophic plants as a key to the 'Wood Wide Web'

    Bayreuth researchers shed light on the natural evidence for the occurrence and function of networks of...

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    Baby white sharks prefer being closer to shore, scientists find

    Remember #BabyShark? And no, this was not the very catchy song for kids that took the...

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    Scientists discover forests that may resist climate change

    While it's common knowledge that mountaintops are colder than the valleys below, a new University of...

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    Invasive species sound off about impending ecosystem changes

    Anticipating changes to ecosystems is often at best an educated guess, but what if there was...

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    Team finds direct evidence of 'itinerant breeding' in East Coast shorebird species

    Migration and reproduction are two of the most demanding events in a bird's annual cycle, so...

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    Soil bacteria link their life strategies to soil conditions: Study

    Soil bacteria help regulate the cycling of carbon and nutrients on Earth. Over time, these bacteria...

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    Honey bees experience multiple health stressors out in the field

    It's not a single pesticide or virus stressing honey bees, and affecting their health, but exposure...

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    East coast mussel shells are becoming more porous in warming waters

    Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History have found that over the last 120 years,...

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    Unique field study shows how climate change affects fire-impacted forests

    During the unusually dry year of 2018, Sweden was hit by numerous forest fires. A research...

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    Researchers find babbling by zebra finch chicks is important step to memorizing songs

    When babies learn to talk or birds learn to sing, the same principle applies: listen and...

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    New study calls into question prior study results that found tumor transmission slowing in Tasmanian devils

    A trio of biologists and veterinarians with CRG Barcelona, the University of Cambridge and The Barcelona...

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    Birds of a feather flocking together: Research shows storks prefer to fly with conspecifics during migration

    With long legs and large wings, the white stork is a prominent star of the pageant...

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    Marine plankton behavior could predict future marine extinctions, study finds

    Marine communities migrated to Antarctica during the Earth's warmest period in 66 million years long before...

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    Study investigates coronavirus dynamics in bats: Lower biodiversity means more pathogens

    The loss of biodiversity poses a challenge for nature and humans alike. A study led by...

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    Fairy-wrens are more likely to help a mate in the harsh of winter, ornithologists find

    Monash University ornithologists have shed light on the intricate relationship between social structure, environmental conditions, and...

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    Scientists discover how soil microbes survive in harsh desert environments

    Prolonged droughts followed by sudden bursts of rainfall—how do desert soil bacteria manage to survive such...

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    Queen bumblebees surprise scientists by surviving underwater

    Bumblebees can surprisingly withstand days underwater, according to a study published Wednesday, suggesting they could withstand...

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    Surf clams off the coast of Virginia reappear and rebound

    The Atlantic surf clam, an economically valuable species that is the main ingredient in clam chowder...

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    Research team shows island bats are valuable allies for farmers

    A new study has highlighted how bats can be valuable allies for farmers, by feeding on...

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    Older male blue tits out-compete young males when it comes to extra-marital breeding

    Young male blue tits are less successful in fathering offspring outside their breeding pair, not because...

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    New tagging method provides bioadhesive interface for marine sensors on diverse, soft and fragile species

    Tagging marine animals with sensors to track and study their movements can provide researchers with important...

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    From tape measures to space lasers: Quantifying biomass of the world's tallest forests

    In this era of accelerating climate crisis, accounting for all aspects of Earth's carbon cycle is...

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    How do Australia's desert animals avoid inbreeding during dry spells?

    Some Australian desert mammals use distinct strategies to promote evolutionary fitness in response to changing environmental...

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    Climate-change-driven cold snaps threaten marine life

    Tropical marine species venturing into new areas as the climate changes could fall victim to another...

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    Why European colonization drove the blue antelope to extinction

    The blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus) was an African antelope with a bluish-gray pelt related to the...

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    Bumblebees don't care about pesticide cocktails: Research highlights their resilience to chemical stressors

    Bumblebees appear to be quite resistant to common pesticides. This is shown by a new study,...

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    New research highlights effects of gentrification on urban wildlife populations across US cities

    Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identifies how gentrified parts of...

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    How do trees survive dry and hot summers? Leaf lifespan and growth recovery are key

    Climate change has an effect on forests and trees. They suffer from heat waves and periods...

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    Heat and desiccation tolerances predict bee abundance under climate change

    Recent research by the University of New Mexico alumnus Melanie Kazenel and colleagues predicts climate change...

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    Study unearths survival strategies of root systems

    New research from The University of Western Australia has examined how fine root lifespan is linked...

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    Tropical forests can't recover naturally without fruit eating birds, carbon recovery study shows

    New research from the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich illustrates a critical barrier to natural regeneration...

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    Research team discovers more than 50 potentially new deep-sea species in one of the most unexplored areas of the planet

    An international group of scientists, co-led by researcher Ariadna Mechó of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center—Centro Nacional...

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    New species of ant found pottering under the Pilbara named after Voldemort

    A study by The University of Western Australia has unearthed a new species of subterranean ant...

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    Where have all the right whales gone? Researchers map population density to make predictions

    Marine researchers have mapped the density of one of the most endangered large whale species worldwide,...

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    Bonobos are more aggressive than previously thought, study shows

    Chimpanzees and bonobos are often thought to reflect two different sides of human nature—the conflict-ready chimpanzee...

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    Africa's iconic flamingos threatened by rising lake levels, study shows

    It is one of the world's most spectacular sights—huge flocks or "flamboyances" of flamingos around East...

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    Iconic savanna mammals face genetic problems due to fences and roads

    Whether by way of Attenborough, Disney or National Geographic, the iconic scene is familiar to many....

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    Traces of DNA in the stomachs of predatory snails provide new insights into the ecology of placozoans

    Placozoans are among the simplest animals and occur worldwide in coastal waters. It was previously assumed...