Meerkat chit-chat
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Researchers unravel the vocal interactions of meerkat groups and show they use two different types of interactions to stay in touch ..read more
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Evolutionary history of extinct duck revealed
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The study's findings show mergansers arrived in the New Zealand region at least seven million years ago from the Northern Hemisphere, in a separate colonisation event to that which led to the Brazilian merganser ..read more
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Cloudy waters causes African fish to develop bigger eyes
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Variations in water quality can impact the development of the visual system of one species of African fish, suggests a new study ..read more
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After hundreds of years, study confirms Bermuda now home to cownose rays
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Using citizen science, photographs, on-water observations and the combination of morphological and genetic data, researchers have provided evidence that the Atlantic cownose ray has recently made a new home in Bermuda. Results show that after hundreds of years of natural history records, this is a novel migration of Atlantic cownose rays to Bermuda ..read more
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Study reveals consumers value animal welfare more than environmental sustainability when buying meat and dairy products
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The treatment of animals rates higher than green issues when consumers choose meat and dairy products. That's according to a new study, which suggests that while consumers consider sustainability important, other factors such as taste, quality, and animal welfare take precedence in their purchasing decisions ..read more
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Analyzing androgynous characteristics in an emperor penguin courtship call
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In the emperor penguin courtship call, male vocalizations are composed of long, slow bursts with lower frequency tones than the female version. But calls of SeaWorld San Diego male penguin E-79 defied this binary. Also unusual was this penguin's male companion, E-81. The pair 'kept company' and sometimes exhibited ritual courtship displays. Researchers studied the courtship calls of E-79 and E-81, recording the birds in their below-freezing enclosure and refining the usual technique for analyzing the bursts ..read more
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Eurasian jays can use 'mental time travel' like humans, study finds
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Eurasian jays can remember incidental details of past events, which is characteristic of episodic memory in humans, according to a new study ..read more
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Two decades of studies suggest health benefits associated with plant-based diets
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Vegetarian and vegan diets are generally associated with better status on various medical factors linked to cardiovascular health and cancer risk, as well as lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and death, according to a new review of 49 previously published papers ..read more
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Tiger beetles fight off bat attacks with ultrasonic mimicry
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When tiger beetles hear a bat nearby, they respond by creating a high-pitched, ultrasonic noise, and for the past 30 years, no one has known why. In a new study, scientists lay the mystery to rest by showing that tiger beetles use ultrasonic warning signals that mimic those of toxic moths ..read more
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Parasitic worm likely playing role in decline of moose populations
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A parasitic worm that can infest the brains of moose appears to be playing a role in the decline of the iconic animal in some regions of North America. Moose populations have been dwindling for years across the country due to many contributing factors, but new research has found the impact of Eleaophora schneideri, also known as the arterial worm, has likely been underestimated ..read more
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