News tagged with zebra

Invisible invasive species

While Asian carp, gypsy moths and zebra mussels hog invasive-species headlines, many invisible invaders are altering ecosystems and flourishing outside of the limelight.

Dec 07, 2010
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Simple rubber device mimics complex bird songs

For centuries, hunters have imitated their avian prey by whistling through their fingers or by carving wooden bird calls. Now a team of physicists at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has reproduced many of ...

Nov 21, 2010
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Fish can be picky eaters

(PhysOrg.com) -- We all know how fussy kids can be about their food, but now new research suggests they're not the only ones.

Jul 19, 2010
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Cuckoo chicks in Zebra finches

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some female zebra finches foist a part of their eggs on their neighbours. Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen discovered that in every fifth nest there is one ...

Apr 22, 2010
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Darwin's finch and the evolution of smell

Darwin's finches - some 14 related species of songbirds found on the Galapagos and Cocos Islands - will forever be enshrined in history for having planted the seeds of the theory of evolution through natural selection. Today, ...

Apr 06, 2010
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