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Mother bats expert at saving energy

In order to regulate their body temperature as efficiently as possible, wild female bats switch between two strategies depending on both the ambient temperature and their reproductive status. During pregnancy and lactation, ...

dateFeb 10, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Better food makes high-latitude animals bigger

( -- New research suggests that animals living at high latitudes grow better than their counterparts closer to the equator because higher-latitude vegetation is more nutritious. The study, published in the February ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Worms control lifespan at high temperatures

The common research worm, C. elegans, is able to use heat-sensing nerve cells to not only regulate its response to hotter environments, but also to control the pace of its aging as a result of that heat, according to new ...

dateApr 16, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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