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A database just for bumble bees

Look up the word "bumble," and the definition may read something like "To move or act in a confused, awkward or clumsy manner." But the bumble bee, a member of the genus Bombus, is anything but clumsy. In fact, the insects ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Female blue tits sing in the face of danger

Birdsong has long been associated with courtship or competitive behaviour. And males were often considered to be a more active singing partner than females. A team of researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna now shows that female ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Migratory bears down in the dumps

University of Utah biologists working in Turkey discovered two surprising facts about a group of 16 brown bears: First, six of the bears seasonally migrated between feeding and breeding sites, the first known brown bears ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Ecology
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How yeast cells regulate their fat balance

Not only humans but also each of their body cells must watch their fat balance. Fats perform highly specialised functions, especially in the cell membrane. A research group at the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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