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Wednesday, October 27, 2021



When giraffes fight, they are honorable

September 20, 2021 2:02 pm

The researchers showed that the animals practiced their head butts with males of similar stature in ways that to a human might even appear fair or honorable.

Have you seen tardigrades walk? Scientists decode why they trot like insects

October 04, 2021 3:16 pm

Tardigrades and arthropods are an example of convergent, but independent, evolution whereby two species evolve to develop similar physical characteristics.

Scientists potty train cows to use 'MooLoo'

September 14, 2021 2:27 pm

If it could be done, toilet training animals makes it easier to manage waste products and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, said Donald Broom, a professor of animal welfare at the University of Cambridge in England.

Milkweed butterflies are more murderous than they look

September 13, 2021 4:32 pm

Although butterflies had previously been observed feeding on grasshoppers that harbor toxic alkaloids, no one had ever documented adult butterflies stealing such compounds from their own kin.

Scientists find duck mimicking phrase 'You bloody fool'

September 10, 2021 5:52 pm

The author said that the duck could also make a noise like the sound of a door closing and its latch clicking

South Korean researchers create chameleon-like artificial "skin"

September 09, 2021 2:48 pm

Whatever colours the sensors "saw" around it, the skin tried to mimic.

Meet Titanokorys gainesi, one of Earth's largest predators 500 million years ago

September 09, 2021 2:01 pm

The name Titanokorys means "titanic helmet," and for good reason. This creature's head carapace represented about two-thirds of its body length of roughly 50 cm.

How scorpion tails do the bend and twist

September 03, 2021 11:28 am

The scorpion’s tail contains the arthropod’s intestine and ventral nerve cord, the invertebrate equivalent of a human spinal cord.

Nepotism or social support? Hyena mothers pass their social networks to their cubs

September 24, 2021 4:35 pm

Social inheritance also has a direct impact on the longevity of the mother and the female offspring.

Sponge-like fossils may be earliest sign of animal life: study

July 29, 2021 4:12 pm

The fossils predate by about 350 million years what had been the oldest-known sponge fossils.