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New marine protected area designated in Costa Rica

International days, such as World Oceans Day earlier this month, are vitally important for raising awareness of topics such as marine biodiversity. But in Costa Rica this year, not only was awareness raised but a key action ...

dateJun 22, 2017 in Ecology
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Calves conceived in winter perform better

Cows and humans have something in common: If you take better care of the mother during pregnancy, her children are likely to be healthier – and this impact should last a lifetime, a University of Florida scientist says.

dateJun 22, 2017 in Other
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How did bird babysitting co-ops evolve?

The common understanding of evolution is that it is a battle for survival: one must either "scrunch or be scrunched," as Nicodemus Boffin, the Dickens' character, famously says.

dateJun 21, 2017 in Evolution
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