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How the 'mute' cicada sings

"Mute" cicadas may use the sound of wing impact to communicate, according to a study published February 25, 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Changqing Luo from Northwest A&F University, China, ...

dateFeb 25, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Host influences bacterial metabolism

Bacteria are masters in adapting to their environment. This adaptability contributes to the bacteria's survival inside their host. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna now demonstrated that the bacterial pathogen ...

dateFeb 20, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Where ants go when nature calls

Ants may use the corners of their nest as 'toilets,' according to a study published February 18, 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tomer Czaczkes and colleagues from University of Regensburg, German ...

dateFeb 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Neighboring birds sing 'out of tune'

Great tits living next to each other may sing their songs at significantly different rates, more or less frequently, as compared to non-neighboring birds, according to a study published February 18, 2015 in the open-access ...

dateFeb 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Researchers unearth county colic risk

A particular gastrointestinal disorder, which causes colic, or abdominal pain, in horses, is more prevalent in Lancashire compared with other nearby counties, according to researchers at Lancaster University and the University ...

dateFeb 16, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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The European bison did not dwell in the forest

Together with colleagues from Germany and Poland, paleontologist Prof. Dr. Hervé Bocherens of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment (HEP) and the Department of Geosciences at the ...

dateFeb 12, 2015 in Ecology
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Researchers find new evidence of warming

A study of three remote lakes in Ecuador led by Queen's University researchers has revealed the vulnerability of tropical high mountain lakes to global climate change - the first study of its kind to show ...

dateFeb 09, 2015 in Environment
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