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nationalgeographic.com — Illustration: a colony of Avimaia schweitzerae nests on a lakeshore in what would become northwest China. Somehow, one female ended up dead in the water—eventually yielding the first fossil bird ever found with an unlaid egg inside. About 115 million years ago in what's now northwest China, a fem…
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newscientist.com — Marine experts in the Philippines say a dead whale found with 40kg of rice sacks and other plastic bags was the worst case they have ever encountered of an animal killed by plastic. The Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris) was found on the shores of Sitio Asinan in the Philippines on Saturda…
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gizmodo.com — Steadfast pigeon defenders have something new to crow about: The oft-maligned birds may be scientists’ latest tool in combating air pollution and tracking climate change. Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom have developed a tiny set of sensors that can be strapped onto…
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sciencealert.com — Just when we thought octopuses couldn't be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve differently from nearly every other organism on the planet. In a surprising twist, in April 2017 scientists discovered that octopuses, along with some squid and cuttlefish species, ro…
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iflscience.com — Hidden amongst all the doom and gloom that is the state of the world at the moment is the occasional nugget of good news. Today’s comes in the form of a long-thought-extinct leopard being spotted by multiple witnesses alive and well in Taiwan. The Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyu…
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theatlantic.com — It’s just “resting cat face.” When Becky Evans started studying cat-human relationships, she kept hearing, over and over again, about how cats are psychopaths. On one hand, anyone who has looked into the curiously blank face of a catloaf knows exactly what that means. But also, exactly what does i…
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iflscience.com — It’s been a good couple of weeks for emo animals. Not only have we had the incredible photos of a rare black panther spotted in Kenya but a video has revealed what could be the first-ever footage of a black emperor penguin. The footage, captured by BBC camera crews working on the phenomenal wildlif…
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cnn.com — The elusive African black leopard is alive and well and living in Kenya -- and there are new pictures to prove it. A team of biologists shot rare footage of the sleek big cat after spending months watching and waiting, said Nick Pilfold, a global conservation scientist at the San Diego Zoo.   W…
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sciencealert.com — My ideas about animal behaviour were turned upside down in 2002 when I watched Betty, a New Caledonian crow, fashion a hook from a piece of wire and use it to pull a small container with meat from a tube. Betty's behaviour captivated scientists because it seemed so creative: there was no obvious so…
11.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Honeybees can do additions and subtractions! Honeybees are amazing! Their ability to pollinate plants is exclusively responsible for one-third of all the crops we consume daily. Not only that but they have a complex language, they can communicate to the other bees via dance, and they can explain to…
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