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Diversity of nature formulated

We humans are affecting nature to a greater and greater degree and this is contributing to the reduction of biodiversity globally. To better assess the consequences requires a better understanding of the environmental conditions ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Other
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This plant sucks! (But how?)

The bladderwort has a trap faster than the blink of an eye. It uses powerful suction to snatch its prey. A recently published review is helping reveal exactly how a plant can suck so much.

dateJan 29, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Penguin cam captures hunt for prey

Little penguins were more likely to work together to hunt schooling prey than solitary prey, according to observations made using animal-borne cameras published Dec. 2, 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Grace Sutton ...

dateDec 16, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Could hippos be meat eaters?

People often think hippos are herbivores with big smiling faces. Every now and then, reports of a hippo of hunting down prey, eating a carcass, or stealing prey from a crocodile are heard, but they're typically considered ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Cane toad advance aids Kimberley bird numbers

It is difficult to imagine a positive outcome from the spread of the highly destructive cane toad into the Kimberley (Rhinella marinus) but research shows with the toad's spread some animal numbers may be increasing, including ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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