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Transparent wing patches may do more than allow butterflies and moths to hide -- they may also warn predators to leave them alone, suggests...

Extinct reptile discovery reveals earliest origins of human teeth, study finds

A new extinct reptile species has shed light on how our earliest ancestors became top predators by modifying their teeth in response to environmental...

Crows keep special tools extra safe

Just like humans, New Caledonian crows are particularly careful when handling their most valuable tools, according to a new study. The research reveals that...

Trees are important for cleaner air in cities

Air pollution levels vary greatly between different places in a city. This is the finding of a new study which concludes that trees contribute...

Tsunamis’ magnetic fields are detectable before sea level change

A new study finds the magnetic field generated by a tsunami can be detected a few minutes earlier than changes in sea level and...

Plants as cold specialists from the ice age

Plants of the spoonweed group time-and-again quickly adapted to a changing climate during the Ice Ages of the last two million years. Evolutionary biologists...

Iodine in desert dust destroys ozone

When winds loft fine desert dust high into the atmosphere, iodine in that dust can trigger chemical reactions that destroy some air pollution, but...

These fish work together by the hundreds of thousands to make waves

In the sports arena, spectators sometimes create a spectacle known as a wave, as successive groups stand up in unison to yell with arms...

Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet could cause multi-meter rise in sea levels by...

Scientists predict that continued global warming under current trends could lead to an elevation of the sea level by as much as five meters...

People with IBD have more microplastics in their feces

Microplastics -- tiny pieces of plastic less than 5 mm in length -- are everywhere, from bottled water to food to air. According to...

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