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Stressed Squirrels Produce Faster Growing Offspring
2013-04-19 19:30:36

What was surprising for an international group of researchers was how an increase in stress for a squirrel mother led to offspring that are decidedly stronger and heartier.

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2010-12-15 11:24:33

University of Guelph researchers have finally figured out why female squirrels are so darn promiscuous.

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2010-06-01 11:25:06

Those neighborhood squirrels you often see fighting over food may not seem altruistic, but new University of Guelph research has found that the critters will actually take in orphaned relatives.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.