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Could expression of a gene change a female’s choice of partner?

How do we as humans define compatibility? I think if we asked people why they chose their life partner, answers would include things like common interests, similar personalities, visually attractive and kind hearted. 447 more words

Beetle Juice: Previously Insignificant Insect 'Demolishes Scientific Orthodoxy'!

Scientists discover that the supposedly primitive dung beetle utilises the band of light produced by the Milky Way for navigational purposes—
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Seals flock to offshore wind farms to feed

“As far as we know this is the first study that’s shown marine mammals feeding at wind farms,” explained Deborah Russell.

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) –Like it does around so many other manmade structures, (even floating heaps of trash), marine life thrives on and about the structures that comprise offshore wind farms.  386 more words


Marine mammals trace anthropogenic structures at sea

Marine mammals trace anthropogenic structures at sea
Source: Current Biology

On land, species from all trophic levels have adapted to fill vacant niches in environments heavily modified by humans (e.g.

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Researchers discover reactivity of the cerebral cortex, is greatest during the full moon

Contradictory findings on how the full moon affect our sleep

News: Jul 08, 2014

According to folklore, the full moon affects human sleep. International researchers are trying to determine whether there is any truth to the belief. 643 more words

Counter Intuitive - Medical

Eavesdropping Bees Encouraged by "Whispers," Deterred by "Shouts"

If you’re a bee and you’ve spotted a new and particularly lucrative source of nectar and pollen, what’s the best way to communicate the location of this food to your nestmates without revealing it to competitors? 693 more words

Insects In The News

Chimpanzees have language

I’ve read in several places that language is the last uniquely human characteristic.  Well, it turns out chimps communicate with a language of gestures: Researchers Translate the Meaning of Over 60 Gestures Used by Chimps… 320 more words