nature

Tomorrow’s Detox Diet Today : Chimpanzee Clay Chewing

Chimps have recently started to boost the minerals in their diet by eating the clay which also helps them 'detox' and digest their food....

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Live Long and Jump High : Seaworld’s Killer Whales Don’t Die Young

This article represents the first peer-reviewed publication that directly compares reproductive and survivorship patterns between captive and wild killer whales...

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Horny by name, not by nature. Breeding the Colorado Bighorn

The health of Colorado's bighorn sheep population remains as precarious as the steep alpine terrain the animals inhabit...

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Highway Slime : Worms Hitchhike on (and in) Slugs

Worms invaded the guts of slugs, survived and proliferated within the intestines, and were subsequently excreted alive with the slug feces....

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Drop that Glowstick! Light Pollution Threatens Balearic Birds

n ecological reason for Ibiza clubbers to ditch the ubiquitous LED bikini. At last. Could someone please come up with a convincing environmental argument against the police helmet/speedos...

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What costs more than gold, diamonds or drugs?

Rhinoceros horn is more valuable by weight than gold, diamonds or cocaine, fuelling an extinction drive that may be unstoppable....

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Three Months Statutory? Songbirds and Eggsitting

Songbirds balance longevity against the risk of their eggs being eaten by predators...

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The Peas Are Nice, Dear. Ageing Insects

As insects grow old their behaviour becomes increasingly predictable...

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In Denial? Flour Beetles in a Harsh World

Flour beetles exhibit a highly tactile form of courtship in which the male mounts the female and stimulates her...

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How to Promote Backyard Bird Diversity

Neighborhoods most attractive to birds were those in which many yards had fruit or berry-bearing trees and shrubs...

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Fallow and Flower, For Feeding the Bees

Flower strips sown into farmers' fields not only attract bees but increase their numbers...

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Tasteless Penguins Lack Sensitivity

All penguin species lack functional genes for the receptors of sweet, umami, and bitter tastes...

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Crocodiles Like To Play Too

Research shows that crocodilians engage in all three main types of play distinguished by behavior specialists...

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What is Fun, and Why Do We Need It?

Play is an effective mechanism for encouraging creativity since creativity also involves breaking away from established patterns of thought and behavior...

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Did Ebola Come From Bats?

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa may have originated from contact between humans and virus-infected bats...

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The Leftist Tendencies of Ants

Ants are significantly more likely to turn left than right when exploring new nests....

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Nature’s Fairylight : How Fireflies Glow

How fireflies glow. The study is the first to ever show the firefly's lantern in such detail. ...

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Do You Speak Cow?

Studying the ways cows communicate with their young, carefully examining acoustic indicators of identity and age...

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Hovver Bovver

The first time researchers have directly measured the impact of moving visual patterns on free flight in birds. ...

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Non-Hopping Giant Kangaroos

Now extinct giant kangaroos most likely could not hop and used a more rigid body posture to move their hindlimbs...

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How Geckos Stick

Exploring the subtleties of geckos' adhesion system mechanism...

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Kangaroos and their Fifth Leg

Unusual gaits by unusual animals, such as pentapedal walking by kangaroos, provide insight into the breadth of solutions available to the same biomechanical problem...

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Grizzly Bear Berry Bonanza

'The percentage of fruit in grizzly bear scat in recent years has almost doubled'...

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Pulsating Coral

Scientists resolve the age old mystery of pulsating coral video...

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Extraverted gorillas enjoy longer lives

Gorillas with an extravert personality live longer than their more introverted peers, a study suggests....

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Knife-Fighting Frogs!

Combat-ready spikes which shoot from fingers sounds like the weaponry of a comic book hero, but a Japanese scientist has found exactly this in a rare breed of frog....

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