How do birds understand ‘foreign’ calls?

New research show that the coal tit (Periparus ater) can eavesdrop and react to the predatory warning calls of the Japanese tit (Parus minor)...

How a mint became catnip

Catmint -- or catnip -- is well-known for its intoxicating effect on cats. The odor responsible for the cats' strange behavior is nepetalactone, a...

Bumble bee disease, reproduction shaped by flowering strip plants

Flowering strips -- plants used to augment bee foraging habitats -- can help increase bee reproduction but may also increase pathogen infection rates.

Towards a new generation of vegetation models

Plants and vegetation play a critical role in supporting life on Earth, but there is still a lot of uncertainty in our understanding of...

Farmers in New Zealand are offended by climate change curriculum

Advice to eat less meat and dairy is seen as "biting the hand that feeds."

Virgin birth has scientists buzzing

Researchers have identified the single gene that determines how Cape honey bees reproduce without ever having sex. One gene, GB45239 on chromosome 11, is...

Cannibalism helps invading invertebrates survive severe conditions

Investing in the future: Researchers show how cannibalism among the invasive comb jelly enables adults to survive severe conditions at the edge of their...

New ancient plant captures snapshot of evolution

Researchers have discovered an ancient plant species whose reproductive biology captures the evolution from one to two spore sizes -- an essential transition to...

Invasive lionfish likely to become permanent residents in the Mediterranean

A team of international scientists has shown the species, first seen off the coast of Cyprus in 2012, is now thriving and well-established right...

Meat shortages are looming across U.S. and Canada

Numerous meat processing plants have shut down, due to COVID-19, raising questions about food security and diet.

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