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Study confirms bats' value in combating crop pests

It's dusk in the countryside, and in the fading golden light a small, winged shape takes to the air over a local cornfield. Darting this way and that, the creature executes maneuvers far beyond what any modern fighter jet ...

dateSep 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Bees are 'sick of humans' but man will feel the sting

In a worrying development which could threaten food production, South Africa's traditionally tough honey bees—which had been resistant to disease—are now getting "sick of humans", with the population of the crucial pollinators ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Ecology
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Genetic mutants alter entire biological communities

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered that one gene mutation in a single species can trigger dramatic changes in whole biological communities; changes can be as great as those caused by the extinction of ...

dateSep 10, 2015 in Ecology
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