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Bats change their ear shapes to hear better

Bats have the ability to alter their outer ear shapes considerably to make their hearing more flexible, a new study has suggested Continue reading “Bats change their ear shapes to hear better” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
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What makes lions and tigers’ roars so fearsome

Lions and tigers make fearsome roars because they have unusual vocal cords, a new study has revealed Continue reading “What makes lions and tigers’ roars so fearsome” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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Male dolphins forming alliances father more babies

Male dolphins who co-operate with each other have more sexual success, a new study by a team at Macquarie University has revealed Continue reading “Male dolphins forming alliances father more babies” More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 31st, 2011
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Birds avoid crashing into objects by sensing speed while flying

An Australian study including an Indian-origin scientist has found that birds avoid crashing into things by sensing how quickly they pass objects along their flight path Continue reading “Birds avoid crashing More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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Proved! Snakes can store sperm for 5 yrs before giving birth

Scientists have confirmed with genetic evidence that a female eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake can store sperm in her body for at least five years before using it Continue reading “Proved! Snakes can store More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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Javan rhino is extinct in Vietnam

The Javan rhino, one of the five species of endangered rhinoceroses worldwide, has become extinct in Vietnam, experts said Tuesday Continue reading “Javan rhino is extinct in Vietnam” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, October 14th, 2011
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1st photos of endangered amur leopard captured in China since 1949

Chinese researchers have captured photos of the endangered amur leopard from a forest in northeast China’s Jilin Province for the first time since 1949 Continue reading “1st photos of endangered amur leopard More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
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Like humans, meerkats can also recognise each other by voice

Meerkats are best known for their alarm calls, which warn the rest of the burrow if danger is near. Now, researchers at the University of Zurich found that these animals can identify one another by voice alone Continue More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
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Like humans, crows can distinguish between numerical symbols

A new study has found that crows possess the human ability to distinguish between symbols representing different quantities Continue reading “Like humans, crows can distinguish between numerical symbols” More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 3rd, 2011
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Bank voles’ secret to social dominance lies in their penis size

Bank voles, who have a bigger penis size, enjoy greater dominance among their species, according to scientists Continue reading “Bank voles’ secret to social dominance lies in their penis size” »  More...