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August 10, 2014
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Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles

Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers.  This decline matters because of the enormous benefits invertebrates … Continue reading

June 12, 2013
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An efficient nectar mop: Bats use blood to reshape tongue for feeding

Brown University scientists have found that a species of bat uses blood flow to reshape its tongue while feeding. The quick dynamic action makes the tongue an effective “mop” for nectar and could even inspire new industrial designs. Findings are … Continue reading

June 18, 2011
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Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

*High-mountain wildflower season reduced, affecting pollinators like bees, hummingbirds* It’s summer wildflower season in the Rocky Mountains, a time when high-peaks meadows are dotted with riotous color. But for how long? Once, wildflower season in montane meadow ecosystems extended throughout … Continue reading

April 22, 2011
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Evolution of Human ‘Super-Brain’ Tied To Development of Bipedalism, Tool-Making

Scientists seeking to understand the origin of the human mind may want to look to honeybees — not ancestral apes — for at least some of the answers, according to a University of Colorado Boulder archaeologist. CU-Boulder Research Associate John … Continue reading

December 15, 2010
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What “Pine” Cones Reveal About the Evolution of Flowers

*Research genetically traces flowers to a single common ancestor* From southern Africa’s pineapple lily to Western Australia’s swamp bottlebrush, flowering plants are everywhere.  Also called angiosperms, they make up 90 percent of all land-based, plant life. New research published this … Continue reading

December 14, 2010
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Crocodiles 168 Times More Dangerous Than Sharks

The fears connected with shark attacks are stronger in the world today than those related to much more dangerous predators – crocodiles. However, crocodiles pose a greater threat to humans than sharks do. A crocodile snatched Hendrik Coetzee, a South … Continue reading