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Manganese speeds up honey bees

Asked to name one way people have changed the environment, many people would probably say "global warming." But that's really just the start of it.

Mar 24, 2015
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Flocks of starlings ride the wave to escape

Why does it seem as if a dark band ripples through a flock of European starlings that are steering clear of a falcon or a hawk? It all lies in the birds' ability to quickly and repeatedly dip to one side to avoid being attacked. ...

Mar 26, 2015
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Coyotes filling wolves' niche in southeastern US

It's believed that wolves once roamed the southeastern United States before they were eliminated by overhunting and habitat loss. Now the region has a new top dog, the coyote, which may fill the role once ...

Mar 26, 2015
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