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Wild bees need deadwood in the forest

How many tree species are there in the forest? How are the trees scattered throughout? How high are the individual tree crowns? Are there fallen …

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Venomous caterpillar has strange biology

The venom of a caterpillar, native to South East Queensland, shows promise for use in medicines and pest control, Institute for Molecular Bioscience researchers say. …

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How does the one-humped Arabian camel survive without drinking?

Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shed new light on how the kidneys of the one-humped Arabian camel play an important …

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Tuckered out: Early Antarctic explorers underfed their dogs

It’s one of the iconic images of early Antarctic exploration: the heroic explorer sledging across the icy wastes towed by his trusty team of canine …

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Milk protein could help boost blueberries’ healthfulness

Pairing blueberry pie with a scoop of ice cream is a nice summer treat. Aside from being tasty, this combination might also help people take …

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Asian elephants do more than just trumpet – they buzz their lips to squeak

Communication is crucial for elephants that live in complex multi-tiered social systems. Apart from their iconic trumpets uttered through the trunk, Asian elephants also produce …

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Best strategy to reduce human-bear conflict

Conservationists have long warned of the dangers associated with bears becoming habituated to life in urban areas. Yet, it appears the message hasn’t gotten through …

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‘Unshackled’ palm-destroying beetles could soon invade Australia

A destructive pest beetle is edging closer to Australia as biological controls fail, destroying home gardens, plantations and biodiversity as they surge through nearby Pacific …

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Social secrets of killer whales discovered using drones

Killer whales have complex social structures including close “friendships,” according to a new study that used drones to film the animals. The findings show that …

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Poison frog tadpoles can survive (almost) anywhere

A group of researchers from the University of Jyvaskyla and Stanford University were part of an expedition to French Guiana to study tropical frogs in …

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