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fallow deer
For Male Fallow Deer, Mating Calls Are A Sign Of Strength And Competition
Feb 09, 2014 19:03 PM E
Although mating calls among male fallow deer are meant to attract females, they also indicate to other bucks one's strength and ability to compete.
Graham van der Wielen
Super Smart Crow Brings New Meaning To The Phrase ‘Bird Brained ‘
Feb 09, 2014 17:27 PM E
On a recent television show, a crow solves a complex multi-step puzzle to the astonishment of viewers.
Mesopelagic Fish
Deep-Sea Fish Populations 10 Times Greater Than Previously Thought: New Census Uses Acoustic Observation, Not Nets
Feb 09, 2014 16:11 PM E
There are way more fish in the ocean than scientists previously thought. A new deep-sea census of the most populous ocean zone revealed 10 times greater biomass than other estimates.
Newly Discovered Whale Species From Fossil
Walrus With Four Tusks And New Species Of Whale Among Fossils Found In California’s Half Moon Bay
Feb 08, 2014 16:00 PM E
A massive and eclectic collection of fossils discovered on the northern coast of California includes a newly-identified species of whale, a walrus with four tusks, and marine birds.
labradoodle
Labradoodle Creator Believes He's 'Created A Lot Of Problems' For The Breed, Including Puppy Mills
Feb 08, 2014 15:49 PM E
Wally Conron, the breeder who created the Labradoodle, believes that the popularity of the Labradoodle and other "designer dogs" has caused harmful puppy mills to proliferate uncontrollably.
penguin
Penguins Given Antidepressants To Battle Tough Winter; How Climate Change Makes Them Miserable
Feb 08, 2014 14:15 PM E
A number of Humboldt penguins at the Sea Life Center in England are being given antidepressants to pick up their spirits after weeks of heavy winds and rain.
Dimetrodon
Serrated Teeth Of First Land Predators Offer Fresh Clues About What Animals Were First To Walk The Earth
Feb 07, 2014 16:33 PM E
A new analysis of Dimetrodon fossils shows that the first land predator had serrated teeth. For paleontologists, the finding offers new clues about what animals walked the Earth about 275 million years ago.
Chicken With Tail
How To Make A Chicken Walk Like A Dinosaur: Strap A Tail To Its Butt
Feb 07, 2014 16:31 PM E
To better understand the way dinosaurs moved, scientists have been experimenting with chickens. To make the research more realistic, they've employed prosthetic tails.
gray wolf
Gray Wolf Panel Slams Government Plan; Proposal Doesn't Use 'Best Available Science' In Decision To Remove Wolf Protections
Feb 07, 2014 16:21 PM E
A peer review panel has unanimously concluded that the gray wolf should not be removed from the endangered species list. A government proposal to delist the wolf was not based on "the best available science," the panel said. The Obama administration's plan to delist the gray wolf has been hugely controversial since it was announced in June 2013.
Woolly Mammoth
Woolly Mammoth Poop Analysis May Solve Extinction Mystery; Beasts May Have Relied Too Much On Flowers In Their Diets
Feb 07, 2014 13:42 PM E
Scientists in Copenhagen believe they've discovered what killed off the woolly mammoth: a little protein-rich flower. They say it disappeared at roughly the same time the woolly mammoths did. Other scientists are skeptical.
oldest human footprints outside of africa
850,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In UK Are Oldest Ever Found Outside Of Africa
Feb 07, 2014 12:59 PM E
British scientists have found human footprints which they believe are 850,000 years old, the oldest ever found outside of Africa. The footprints were found at the Happisburgh site, outside of Norfolk, where in 2010 flint tools unearthed there provided evidence of the earliest human species to ever inhabit the United Kingdom.
jackdaw
Jackdaws Use Pale Eyes To Communicate — A First In Non-Primates
Feb 06, 2014 17:55 PM E
Jackdaws communicate with one another using their eyes, suggests a study in Biology Letters. The birds use their eyes to tell competitors to steer clear of their nests. No non-primate has ever been shown to communicate using their eyes. Study author Gabrielle Davidson said it raises the question of whether jackdaws are the only birds to communicate in this way.
giant jellyfish
Giant Jellyfish Found By Australian Family On Tasmanian Beach May Be New Species
Feb 06, 2014 13:01 PM E
A giant jellyfish found last month by an Australian family on a beach on the island of Tasmania may be a new species. The giant jellyfish specimen 4 feet 11 inches in diameter, and is one of three possible new lion's mane jellyfish species that have been found in Australian waters. Jellyfish expert Lisa-ann Gershwin is attempting to get the ne...
English Trumpeter Pigeons
Pigeons Don't Have To Be Gray: Three Genes Determine Varied Feather Color In 82 Breeds Of Pigeons
Feb 06, 2014 12:19 PM E
Scientists have identified a set of three genes that impart feather color in domestic rock pigeons (known scientifically as Columba livia).
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