PLoS ONE

Lethal control of wolves backfires on livestock

Washington State University researchers have found that it is counter-productive to kill wolves to keep them from preying on livestock. Shooting and trapping lead to more dead sheep and cattle the following ...

Dec 03, 2014
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Seed germination regulators for optimising harvests

The timing of seed germination is crucial for optimising harvests. Pre-harvest sprouting is prevented when seeds enter a dormant state, but a high level of dormancy has economic repercussions. Now, using ...

Dec 10, 2014
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How birds get by without external ears

Unlike mammals, birds have no external ears. The outer ears of mammals play an important function in that they help the animal identify sounds coming from different elevations. But birds are also able to ...

Dec 11, 2014
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