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Uncovering the purpose of birds' extra fat

Ornithologists have long wondered why some birds carry more fat than they need to fuel their migration, and a new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances provides the answer: Leftover fuel from spring migration gives female ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Trouble with parasites? Just migrate!

Why do animals migrate? Explanations behind the evolution of such a costly, yet common behavior are varied. However, rarely do parasites and pathogens figure into the story. Researchers from the University of Minnesota and ...

dateMay 27, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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'We don't know nearly enough about migration'

In the current issue of the scientific journal Science, which was published today, Frans Willeken, migration expert at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, together with three further experts on migration, summarizes ...

dateMay 20, 2016 in Social Sciences
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