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Maternal experience brings an evolutionary advantage

Using a species of butterfly as an example, researchers from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel have demonstrated how insects adapt their offspring to changing environmental conditions. The ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Ecology on the wing

Drones have been flying over the Ugalla Forest in Western Tanzania. Far from being part of a military operation, these drones are being used to map chimpanzee habitat as part of an international research collaboration.

dateSep 21, 2015 in Engineering
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Size matters—the more DNA the better

A new study from researchers at Uppsala University shows that variation in genome size may be much more important than previously believed. It is clear that, at least sometimes, a large genome is a good genome.

dateSep 14, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Could urban disorder give way to sustainability?

An EPFL researcher is modeling cities in order to understand their metabolism and determine their ecological impact when they grow and change. Her research is aimed at identifying the urban form that is most efficient and ...

dateAug 24, 2015 in Environment
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Bird tracking aids seabird research

A two year study of shags on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve in Scotland reveals that when winds are strong, female birds take much longer to find food compared with males.

dateAug 19, 2015 in Ecology
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Discovering untapped value in Europe's forests

Non-wood forest products can help boost the economies of remote mountainous areas of Europe, maintain local traditions and preserve unique landscapes for generations to come. Exploitation of a variety of non-wood products ...

dateJul 28, 2015 in Environment
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