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04-23-2024
Bella moths use toxins to deter predators and attract mates
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids, complex and toxic compounds produced by various plant species, have historically posed significant risks to cattle due to their lethal nature. Despite their toxicity and the clear signals from plants that contain these alkaloids discouraging consumption, bella moths (Utetheisa ornatrix) have uniquely adapted to not only consume these substances but also utilize them as a defense mechanism and a means to attract mates. Genetic adaptations of bella moths  In a new study led by the Florida Museum of Natural History, scientists have explored the genetic...
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04-22-2024
Saving parrots in the illegal wildlife trade with DNA technology
Parrots, renowned for their vibrant colors and remarkable imitative abilities,...
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04-21-2024
Marine microbes can tell us about global changes in the ocean
Marine microbes have historically been less explored compared to animal...
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04-21-2024
Mussel shells are becoming highly porous due to warming waters from climate change
Mussel shells have been showing a troubling trend caused by...
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04-20-2024
Juvenile great white sharks prefer shallow coastal waters
Remember the social media sensation that wasn't the catchy "Baby...
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04-20-2024
Secrets of zebrafish heart regeneration could transform human cardiac care
Zebrafish stand out for their remarkable ability to regenerate heart...
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04-20-2024
Endangered lemurs are now prey for equally endangered 'fosas'
Madagascar is famous for its lush rainforests, playful lemurs, and...
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04-20-2024
Including animals in carbon cycle models boosts ecosystem health
We all know how trees and other greenery help keep...
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04-19-2024
Insect flight is powered by an extraordinary structure
Ever watched a fly zoom past or a bee hover...
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04-19-2024
Salmon migration routes discovered using historical data
The North Pacific Ocean serves as a vast, natural laboratory...
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04-19-2024
Can bumblebees hold their breath and survive underwater?
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a bumblebee...
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04-18-2024
Largest known marine reptile discovered is a giant ichthyosaur
The discovery of a second massive jawbone, over two meters...
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04-18-2024
Mountain chickadees have an extraordinary memory
Ever misplaced your keys or forgotten where you parked? Imagine...
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