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Magic number tells when to change sex
From tiny shrimps to massive fish, many species change sex once they reach a certain size, and British researchers have now discovered an amazing universal rule: that they all tend to do this at the same relative size.
Major British study finds some GM crops bad for wildlife
British scientists working on the biggest study so far into the environmental impact of genetically modified (GM) crops have determined that two such species harmed wildlife, but a third type had a positive effect.
Man charged after dog hurled to death
A Brooklyn man was charged with animal cruelty Friday after his pet pit bull, Spud, was hurled to his death from a three-story building in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Man's brain infected by eating slugs
A Sydney-based man who ate two garden slugs as a dare during a party narrowly escaped death from a rare form of meningitis, an often fatal swelling of the brain.
Megafauna menagerie uncovered outback
Eight complete skeletons of prehistoric marsupial lions are among a menagerie of megafauna fossils discovered in a hidden cave in the outback desert.
Mercury in fish: not so toxic?
The study by Dr Graham George and colleagues from the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory in Menlo Park, California, is published in today's issue of the journal Science...
Mercury in fish: not so toxic?
The mercury that builds up in the flesh of fish may be less dangerous than previously thought, according to a new U.S. study.
Mice have a special nose for love, researchers find
Mice on the prowl for a mate use an essential but unexpected organ - a "second nose" which figures out gender, status and even if romantic feelings are mutual, scientists have discovered.
Missing link from fur to feathers
A small Chinese dinosaur has been found covered in proto-feathers - the missing link between fur-like filaments and true feathers.
Modern Global Warming More Damaging Than In The Past
Global warming isn't what it used to be. "Some people will tell you that the planet has warmed in the past and that species always managed to adapt, so there's no cause for alarm. Unfortunately that's not the case," said Johannes Foufopoulos, assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment.
Monkeys and Humans See Differently, Experts Say
Monkeys and their human cousins don't necessarily see the world the same way, according to new research from the Peruvian Amazon and a clever experiment from a lab in Scotland.
Monkeys and Humans See Differently, Experts Say
Humans have so-called trichromatic, or three-color, vision. So do Old World species such as chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans.
Monkeys demand fair play
Humans are not the only species to have a sense of fairness, according to a new U.S. study. Capuchin monkeys also demand their equal share of food or rewards for tasks they've done, won't settle for an injustice and are miffed when they think they have been cheated.
 
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