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When stressed birds fly the nest

Stress in young birds makes them leave home early and occupy more central social network positions later in life, according to the latest research published today by scientists at the Universities of St Andrews ...

Oct 29, 2014
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Turning the tide for great white sharks

Spending up to 13 hours a day traversing shark-infested waters may be far from your notion of an ideal career. Not so for UConn alum Chris Perkins '12 (CLAS), co-founder and director of research for nonprofit ...

Oct 29, 2014
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A battle for ant sperm

And you thought the sexual battles between people could get weird and fierce? Try ants. In a new study, biologists at the University of Vermont have discovered some queen ants that make sexual bondage into ...

Oct 28, 2014
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Pair bonding reinforced in the brain

In addition to their song, songbirds also have an extensive repertoire of calls. While the species-specific song must be learned as a young bird, most calls are, as in the case of all other birds, innate. ...

Oct 28, 2014
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We shouldn't fear the big, bad wolf spider

Longtime University of Cincinnati professor George Uetz studies how the environment influences the evolution of behavior through researching animal behavior and ecology. Uetz's research focuses on spiders, ...

Oct 29, 2014
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Why some butterflies sound like ants

Ant nests can offer a lot to organisms other than just ants. They are well-protected, environmentally-stable and resource-rich spaces—in many ways everything a tiny creature could ask for in a home. So ...

Oct 29, 2014
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