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Explainer: What is a pseudoscorpion?

Pseudoscorpions are commonly known as "false scorpions" or "book scorpions". They belong to the Arachanida class, and, as the name suggests, they are like scorpions but without a stinger on their back end.

Apr 03, 2014
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'Survival of the cutest' proves Darwin right

Domestic dogs have followed their own evolutionary path, twisting Darwin's directive "survival of the fittest" to their own needs -- and have proved him right in the process, according to a new study by biologists Chris Klingenberg, ...

Jan 20, 2010
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Red pandas reveal an unexpected (artificial) sweet tooth

Researchers from the Monell Center report that the red panda is the first non-primate mammal to display a liking for the artificial sweetener aspartame. This unexpected affinity for an artificial sweetener may reflect structural ...

Apr 15, 2009
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Evolution of skull and mandible shape in cats

In a new study published in the online-open access journal PLoS ONE, Per Christiansen at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, reports the finding that the evolution of skull and mandible shape in sabercats and mo ...

Jul 30, 2008
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A new species of predatory bagworm from Panama's tropical forest

University of Panama and Smithsonian researchers report the discovery of a new Bagworm Moth species, in the Annals of the Entomology Society of America. Unlike nearly all other Bagworms, Perisceptis carnivora have predatory larva ...

Jul 29, 2008
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