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Orb-weaving spiders living in urban areas may be larger (9/2/2014)

Orb-weaving spiders living in urban areas may be largerA common orb-weaving spider may grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas. ...> Full Article


Songbird student pilots delay departure and make frequent stopovers during first migration (9/2/2014)

Songbird student pilots delay departure and make frequent stopovers during first migrationJuvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of kilometres away with no prior experience to guide them. Now, a new study out of York University has tracked these 'student pilots' on their first long-haul flight and found significant differences between the timing of juvenile migration and that of experienced adults. ...> Full Article


The ABC's of animal speech: Not so random after all (9/1/2014)

The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language. ...> Full Article


Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future (8/31/2014)

Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive futureWhen a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building of a special type of comb used for rearing male reproductive, called drones. A team of experts from the Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour at Cornell University, led by Michael Smith, studied what starts the reproductive cycle of honeybee colonies. The results are published in Springer's journal Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature. ...> Full Article


Secrets of how worms wriggle uncovered (8/30/2014)

An engineer at the University of Liverpool has found how worms move around, despite not having a brain to communicate with the body. ...> Full Article


Fish study links brain size to parental duties (8/30/2014)

Fish study links brain size to parental dutiesMale stickleback fish that protect their young have bigger brains than counterparts that don't care for offspring, finds a new University of British Columbia study. ...> Full Article


A new species of endemic treefrog from Madagascar (8/29/2014)

A new species of endemic treefrog from MadagascarA new species of the Boophis rappiodes group is described from Madagascar. This green with bright red speckling treefrog is so far only known from the hidden streams of Ankarafa Forest in northwestern part of the island. The new species presents a high genetic divergence and different call but it is highly threatened by the continuing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. ...> Full Article


Worm virus details come to light (8/29/2014)

Worm virus details come to lightRice University scientists have won a race to report the structure of the first virus known to naturally infect nematodes. ...> Full Article


Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colony (8/28/2014)

Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colonyA parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit their infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts, according to researchers at Penn State and colleagues at Brazil's Federal University of Vicosa. ...> Full Article


Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest (8/28/2014)

Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforestThe small body size associated with the pygmy phenotype is probably a selective adaptation for rainforest hunter-gatherers, according to an international team of researchers, but all African pygmy phenotypes do not have the same genetic underpinning, suggesting a more recent adaptation than previously thought. ...> Full Article


Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi Arabia (8/27/2014)

Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi ArabiaA new hard coral species Pachyseris inattesa is described from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Although the Red Sea is famous as an important region of marine biodiversity it has remained deeply understudied and we are still to discover its innermost secrets. The study was published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. ...> Full Article


New study takes the shine off magpie folklore (8/27/2014)

New study takes the shine off magpie folkloreMagpies are not attracted to shiny objects and don't routinely steal small trinkets such as jewelry, according to a new study. ...> Full Article


The beetle's white album (8/26/2014)

The beetle's white albumThe physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less material than is used in current manufacturing methods. ...> Full Article


Scientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian Amazon (8/26/2014)

Scientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian AmazonTurtles are well known for their longevity and protective shells, but it turns out these reptiles use sound to stick together and care for young, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations. ...> Full Article


Hoopoes' eggs show their true colors (8/25/2014)

Hoopoe females use cosmetics on their eggs -- and the eggs gradually change color when they are incubated. This happens because secretion from the uropygial or preen gland -- a substance birds use to preen and protect their feathers -- is transferred from the female hoopoe's gland to her eggs directly with the bill and by means of belly feathers. These findings are published in Springer's journal Naturwissenschaften -- The Science of Nature. ...> Full Article

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Orb-weaving spiders living in urban areas may be largerOrb-weaving spiders living in urban areas may be larger

Songbird student pilots delay departure and make frequent stopovers during first migrationSongbird student pilots delay departure and make frequent stopovers during first migration

The ABC's of animal speech: Not so random after all

Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive futureWorker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future

Secrets of how worms wriggle uncovered

Fish study links brain size to parental dutiesFish study links brain size to parental duties

A new species of endemic treefrog from MadagascarA new species of endemic treefrog from Madagascar

Worm virus details come to lightWorm virus details come to light

Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colonyZombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colony

Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforestPygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest

Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi ArabiaUnraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi Arabia

New study takes the shine off magpie folkloreNew study takes the shine off magpie folklore

The beetle's white albumThe beetle's white album

Scientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian AmazonScientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian Amazon

Hoopoes' eggs show their true colors



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