Scientific Reports

Bats adapt their echolocation calls to noise

Bats find their way acoustically when they are flying by using echolocation calls, often also employing them when hunting for food. A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ...

dateJan 05, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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'Forbidden' substances on super-Earths

Using mathematical models, scientists have simulated the interiors of super-Earths and discovered that they may contain compounds that are forbidden by the classical rules of chemistry—these substances may increase the ...

dateDec 28, 2015 in Astronomy
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How temperature determines sex in alligators

Some reptiles such as crocodilians and some turtles are known to display temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD), where the ambient temperature of the developing eggs determines the individual's sex. For example in ...

dateDec 23, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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