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'Survival of the cutest' proves Darwin right

Domestic dogs have followed their own evolutionary path, twisting Darwin's directive "survival of the fittest" to their own needs -- and have proved him right in the process, according to a new study by biologists Chris Klingenberg, ...

dateJan 20, 2010 in Evolution
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The past matters to plants

(PhysOrg.com) -- It's commonly known that plants interact with each other on an everyday basis: they shade each other out or take up nutrients from the soil before neighboring plants can get them. Now, researchers at the ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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New research explains orchids' sexual trickery

A new study reveals the reason why orchids use sexual trickery to lure insect pollinators. The study, published in the January issue of The American Naturalist, finds that sexual deception in orchids leads to a more efficient ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Study: Sea stars bulk up to beat the heat

A new study finds that a species of sea star stays cool using a strategy never before seen in the animal kingdom. The sea stars soak up cold sea water into their bodies during high tide as buffer against potentially damaging ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Happy flies look for a place like home

(PhysOrg.com) -- A happy youth can influence where a fruit fly chooses to live as an adult, according to new research in The American Naturalist. The study, led by Judy Stamps from the University of California at Davis, provides ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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