How to behave at a zoo – according to science
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With October half-term approaching, millions around the world will head to their local zoo to indulge in the Halloween activities and get a little fresh autumnal air in the presence of some extraordinary animals. At this ...
Researchers find mechanism by which plant roots avoid oxygen-deficient soil
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Researchers are warning about more frequently occurring extreme weather events in the future as a result of climate change. Current environmental catastrophes such as the numerous and particularly severe tropical hurricanes ...
A new type of robotic microscope
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Scientists at Oldenburg University can now use a "digitizing robotic microscope" for biological and medical research. Oldenburg University is one of the few German universities where this new type of microscope, which costs ...
The use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products
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While some people might find these slimy creatures at the beach very exciting, a number of species are poisonous; some tropical species are even among the most toxic animals on earth. Even worse, rising water temperatures, ...
Habitat loss is the top threat to Australia's species
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Earlier this month, Australia's outgoing Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews told ABC radio that land clearing is not the biggest threat to Australia's wildlife. His claim caused a stir among Australia's biodiversity ...
How bees find their way home
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How can a bee fly straight home in the middle of the night after a complicated route through thick vegetation in search of food? For the first time, researchers have been able to show what happens in the brain of the bee.
Wolves found to be more cooperative with their own kind than dogs with theirs
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(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the Wolf Science Center and the Comparative Cognition, Messerli Research Institute, both part of the Medical University of Vienna, has found that packs of wolves behave more cooperatively ...
The importance of asymmetry in bacteria
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New research published in Nature Microbiology has highlighted a protein that functions as a membrane vacuum cleaner and which could be a potential new target for antibiotics.
How far do invasive species travel?
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Around the globe, an increasing number of plant and animal species are introduced into new regions through human activity. However, the global patterns of their distribution are only poorly understood to date. Researchers ...
Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate
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Scientists have known for years that when some fish sense predators eating members of their species, they try to depart the scene of the crime and swim toward safer waters. This sensible behavior is exactly what evolution ...