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Citizen science data from Berlin show that urban areas can be a refuge for bats, if certain conditions are met

Urbanisation is a notable threat to bat populations all over the world, especially through artificial light and the reduction of habitat and food supply. If …

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crab

The ‘Platypus’ of the crab world was an active predator that lurked the Cretaceous seas

Eyes are crucial players in the evolution of organisms. They allow an animal to find food, a mate, potential prey, to avoid predators and aid …

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birds

Free-flight training applied to parrot conservation

A training technique that has been practised by parrot owners for decades is now being applied by Texas A&M University researchers in establishing new bird …

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Lonely flies, like many humans, eat more and sleep less

COVID-19 lockdowns scrambled sleep schedules and stretched waistlines. One culprit may be social isolation itself. Scientists have found that lone fruit flies quarantined in test …

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