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4 11, 2016

Herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies

By | 2016-11-29T00:46:26+00:00 November 4, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |0 Comments

Herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies than their usually slim carnivorous counterparts, an international study based on 3D reconstructions of animal skeletons reveals for the first time. In dinosaurs, however, there is no notable difference between carnivores and herbivores

4 11, 2016

Plumage evolution: Explaining the vivid colors of birds

By | 2016-11-29T00:47:44+00:00 November 4, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |0 Comments

Tropical birds are well known for their colorful appearance: vibrantly colored macaws, parakeets and parrots are widely considered to be the quintessential birds of this region. The popularity of these birds leads many to assume that tropical climates are home to a greater proportion of colorful birds than temperate climates. But do birds evolve to [...]

3 11, 2016

After a long demise due to poaching, Virunga’s hippos climbing back

By | 2016-11-29T00:50:00+00:00 November 3, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |0 Comments

Recent surveys for hippos in Virunga National Park -- the oldest protected area in Africa -- have found that the beleaguered behemoths are finally recovering from decades of poaching and habitat loss in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

3 11, 2016

Frog, toad larvae become vegetarian when it is hot

By | 2016-11-29T00:29:55+00:00 November 3, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |0 Comments

Climate change is currently one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and one of the groups of animals most affected by the increase in temperature is amphibians. A team of scientists studied how heat waves affect the dietary choices of three species of amphibian found on the Iberian Peninsula: the European tree frog, the Mediterranean [...]

2 11, 2016

Whale song ‘GPS system’: Previously unknown component of whale songs discovered

By | 2016-11-29T00:55:38+00:00 November 2, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |0 Comments

Researchers have known for decades that whales create elaborate songs, sometimes projecting their calls for miles underwater. A new study, however, has revealed a previously unknown element of whale songs that could aid this mode of communication, and may play a pivotal role in locating other whales in open ocean

2 11, 2016

Eating dairy cheese may protect against sodium-related health risks

By | 2016-11-29T00:57:40+00:00 November 2, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |0 Comments

Consuming dairy cheese instead of other sodium-laden foods may actually protect against some of sodium’s effects on the cardiovascular system, such as high blood pressure, according to researchers