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Huddling rats behave as a 'super-organism'

Rodents huddle together when it is cold, they separate when it is warm, and at moderate temperatures they cycle between the warm center and the cold edges of the group. In a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology, ...

dateSep 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Explaining crocodiles in Wyoming

Fifty million years ago, the Cowboy State was crawling with crocodiles. Fossil records show that crocs lounged in the shade of palm trees from southwestern Wyoming to southern Canada during the Cretaceous and Eocene.  Exactly ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change threatens Lake Erie's yellow perch

Research has suggested yellow perch grow more rapidly during the short winters resulting from climate change, but a new study shows warmer water temperatures can lead to the production of less hardy eggs and larvae that have ...

dateJul 15, 2015 in Environment
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