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Plants Respond To Leaf Vibrations Caused By Chewing Caterpillars
2014-07-02 03:34:36

researchers determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and that the plants respond with more defenses.

2014-02-10 11:05:48

When people see a skunk, the reaction usually is “Eww,” but when they see a group of meerkats peering around, they often think “Aww.”

Extracting Plant DNA From Grasshopper Guts Improves Understanding Of Plant-insect Interactions
2014-02-06 14:12:58

Grasshoppers may be small, but the damages they are causing to the US agriculture industry are anything but.

Effectiveness Of Camouflage Types
2013-09-11 11:08:04

A new study has found that some predators can learn to read certain types of camouflage more easily than other types.

Beetles Defeat Plant Defenses With Help From Microbes
2013-09-10 11:03:44

Some symbiotic bacteria living inside Colorado potato beetles can trick plants into reacting to a microbial attack rather than that of a chewing herbivore

New Way Fish Camouflage Themselves In The Ocean Discovered
2013-06-03 18:58:18

Fish can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Butterfly Evolution Can Also Be Driven By Spiders
2013-03-13 05:09:24

Butterflies are vibrant and colorful insects, with colorations designed to deflect predators. A new study from the University of Florida reveals that some of these predator driven defenses may be caused by enemies one-tenth the size of the butterfly.

Wildlife Critters Inspire Scientists To Build Deceptive Robots
2012-12-04 12:36:57

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used the deceptive behavior patterns of squirrels and birds to develop robots that are able to deceive each other.

City Birds Adjust To Their New Predators
2012-11-07 13:05:06

According to a new study, urban birds have changed their anti-predator behavior in new environments.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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