News tagged with animal kingdom

An island as a reflection of the world

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nematodes, which are tiny worms, can be found in virtually every ecosystem throughout the world, and count as one of the most biologically diverse groups in the animal kingdom. The biologists ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Plumage-color traits more extreme over time

Ever since Darwin, researchers have tried to explain the enormous diversity of plumage colour traits in birds. Now researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are adding something new to this particular ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Study: Sea stars bulk up to beat the heat

A new study finds that a species of sea star stays cool using a strategy never before seen in the animal kingdom. The sea stars soak up cold sea water into their bodies during high tide as buffer against potentially damaging ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Can a plant be altruistic?

The concept of altruism has long been debated in philosophical circles, and more recently, evolutionary biologists have joined the debate. From the perspective of natural selection, altruism may have evolved because any ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Study finds life-saving trend among seagulls

Following trends is a lifesaving instinct, at least for birds, and provides clues that can be applied across the animal kingdom. New research from Université de Montréal published in Biology Letters, shows ...

dateFeb 20, 2009 in
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