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Bird feeding helps females more than males

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that female birds benefit more from extra food in the winter. If females receive additional food, they do not need to reduce their body temperature as much as they would have ...

Shrinking instead of growing: How shrews survive the winter

Common shrews have one of the highest metabolic rates among mammals. They must therefore consume a considerable amount of energy for their relatively low body weight. Because their fat reserves are quickly used up, they often ...

Bornean treeshrews can take the heat

As human activity shapes Earth's climate, animals must increasingly adapt to new environmental conditions. The thermoneutral zoneā€”the ambient temperature range in which mammals can maintain their body temperature without ...

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