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Social birds take more care of own family members than distant kin

A new study has found that social birds that forgo breeding to help raise the offspring of other group members are far more likely to care for their own close relatives than for more distant kin Continue reading “Social birds take more care of own family members than distant kin” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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World was much warmer in Roman and Medieval times than it is now

A study of semi-fossilised trees has proven that world climate was warmer in Roman and Medieval times than it is in the modern industrial age Continue reading “World was much warmer in Roman and Medieval times More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Early humans took 2mn years to invent bows and arrows

It took more than two million years for early humans to create the bow and arrow after they started making tools, say scientists Continue reading “Early humans took 2mn years to invent bows and arrows” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Closely related birds have distinct songs and colour patterns

Canadian Researchers have found that closely related birds that share the same habitat tend to look and sound different Continue reading “Closely related birds have distinct songs and colour patterns” More...

By BioNews On Sunday, July 8th, 2012
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Female fireflies prefer males that have larger nuptial gifts to offer

Scientists say male fireflies, which are known for attracting mates with a flash of light, also seduce with a gift that comes in the form of a spermatophore Continue reading “Female fireflies prefer males More...

By BioNews On Saturday, July 7th, 2012
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Why Tarzan spent most of his life in trees

Researchers used human street athletes as models for Tarzan to measure the energy required to navigate a forest using different strategies and found it pays to stay up in the trees Continue reading “Why Tarzan More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Animals existed 30mn years earlier than thought

University of Alberta researchers have discovered evidence that proves animals existed 585 million years ago – 30 million years earlier than all previous established records show Continue reading “Animals More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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`Giant` bird with bony teeth ruled Oz skies long after dinosaur demise

Museum Victoria has announced the discovery of pelagornis, a huge extinct bird with bony teeth that had previously been found on every continent apart from Australia Continue reading “`Giant` bird with bony More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Doubts cast over dinosaur cold-blood theory

One of the strongest lines of evidence that suggested dinosaurs were cold-blooded, like modern reptiles, has been knocked down Continue reading “Doubts cast over dinosaur cold-blood theory” »  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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Eggshells reveal birds’ evolutionary secrets

Molecules from eggshells of endangered and extinct birds can tell behaviour and evolutionary Continue reading “Eggshells reveal birds’ evolutionary secrets” »  More...