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Aussie wasp on the hunt for redback spiders

(Phys.org)—University of Adelaide researchers say a small native wasp that scientists had forgotten about for more than 200 years is now making a name for itself - as a predator of Australia's most common ...

Sep 11, 2012
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The wasp that never cries wolf

European paper wasps (Polistes dominula) advertise the size of their poison glands to potential predators, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology. The brighter ...

Aug 20, 2012
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Study proves that one extinction leads to another

When a carnivore becomes extinct, other predatory species could soon follow, according to new research. Scientists have previously put forward this theory, but a University of Exeter team has now carried ...

Aug 15, 2012
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Maths experts question key ecological theory

Mathematicians at the University of York in the UK and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand say they have disproved a widely accepted theory underpinning the operation of complex networks of interactions in the natural ...

Jun 20, 2012
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Not all altruism is alike, says new study

(Phys.org) -- Not all acts of altruism are alike, says a new study. From bees and wasps that die defending their nests, to elephants that cooperate to care for young, a new mathematical model pinpoints the environmental conditions ...

Apr 30, 2012
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