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Reproductive seasonality is a fixed characteristic of a species -- researchers have now found that carnivores in captivity give birth at the same time...

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Lizards, mice, bats and other vertebrates are important pollinators, too

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In zebrafish, the cholera bacterium sets off a surprising flush

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