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Almost 80 species scavenge hunting remains worldwide

Human activities such as livestock farming, fishing or hunting yearly waste tons of food into natural ecosystems. A large part of this anthropogenic food is provided as carrion and subsidizes a wide range of vertebrate species. ...

dateAug 04, 2015 in Ecology
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Light pollution threatens the Balearic shearwater

Petrel fledglings leave the nest after dark, but these marine birds' maiden flights towards the sea are hampered by city lights. Many collide or fall to the ground where they are in danger of being run over and vulnerable ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Ecology
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Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns

When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analysing the trails of a species ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Mathematics
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