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City birds adapt to their new predators

Faced with the same threat, city and country birds do not react in the same way despite being from the same species. According to a new study, urban birds have changed their anti-predator behaviour in new ...

dateNov 07, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Ducks flock to Extremadura thanks to its ricefields

Four new reservoirs linked to rice cultivation built in the middle basin of the Guadiana river in the middle of the 1990's have allowed various migratory dabbling duck species to significantly increase in ...

dateOct 30, 2012 in Ecology
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A minute crustacean invades the red swamp crayfish

The small ostracod Ankylocythere sinuosa measures no more than half a millimetre in length and lives on other crayfish. And, Spanish scientists have discovered it for the first time in Europe. The findin ...

dateSep 11, 2012 in Ecology
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The NBA league is more equal than the ACB

Competitiveness amongst NBA teams is more constant throughout seasons than during the ACB basketball league (Spain), which also falls after every Olympic Games. According to a study from the University of ...

dateAug 13, 2012 in Mathematics
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Strawberry extract protects against UVA rays

An experiment has shown that strawberry extract added to skin cell cultures acts as a protector against ultraviolet radiation as well as increasing its viability and reducing damage to DNA. Developed by a ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Biochemistry
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