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Bats use blood to reshape tongue for feeding

Nectar-feeding bats and busy janitors have at least two things in common: They want to wipe up as much liquid as they can as fast as they can, and they have specific equipment for the job. A study in the Proceedings of the ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Engineers develop new method to repair elephant tusks

When Birmingham Zoo veterinarians approached researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering to help them stop a crack from growing in their oldest elephant's tusk, the engineers saw an opportunity ...

dateNov 18, 2015 in Ecology
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Spotting the elephant not in the room

An automated thermal detection system that can discern wild elephants from background and other animals in infrared images could save lives in parts of the world where the animals roam free and often enter villages and other ...

dateJul 10, 2015 in Ecology
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