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Beavers restore dead wood in boreal forests

New research shows that beavers create significant amounts of dead wood into the lowland shore forests of boreal wetlands. Particularly snags and deciduous dead wood are formed through the beavers' actions.

dateNov 23, 2015 in Ecology
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Hydra can modify its genetic program

Champion of regeneration, the freshwater polyp Hydra is capable of reforming a complete individual from any fragment of its body. It is even able to remain alive when all its neurons have disappeared. Researcher the University ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Microevolutionary evidence: The eyes have it

For a beholder who is an evolutionary biologist, the eye is has long been a fascinating puzzle because of the many parts that must seamlessly work together for the whole to work properly. Biologists have addressed the question ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Evolution
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