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New Species Arise Faster In Temperate Regions Than In The Tropics
2013-11-23 05:39:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Biodiversity tends to be higher in the tropics, and new research appearing in the journal Molecular Ecology has an explanation as to why that region of the world is home to so many different types of plants and animals. As part of their study, North Carolina State University geneticist Carlos Botero and his colleagues reviewed 2,300 species of mammals and 6,700 species of birds from all over the world. They found that, even though...

2012-02-17 11:00:41

Dicey weather could mean more marital strife for birds coping with climate change, study says Married people may pledge to stay faithful through good times and bad, but birds sing a different tune – when weather is severe or uncertain, birds are more likely to stray from their mates, says a new study by researchers working at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and Columbia University. The results could mean more marital strife for birds coping with climate change, the...

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2010-06-07 09:20:26

If you thought women's pro wrestling was a cutthroat business, jumping spiders may have them beat. In most animals the bigger, better fighter usually wins. But a new study of the jumping spider Phidippus clarus suggests that size and skill aren't everything "“ what matters for Phidippus females is how badly they want to win. Found in fields throughout North America, nickel-sized Phidippus clarus is a feisty spider prone to picking fights. In battles between males, the bigger, heavier...

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2009-05-22 06:05:00

Researchers have discovered answers to the long pondered question: Why is it that some birds sing such sophisticated songs and others sing so simply? The findings, which credit climate patterns as the primary cause, were revealed in an online publication of Current Biology on May 21st, a Cell Press publication, a public release accounted. The ranges in song patterns of various species of mockingbird, researchers inform, vary with climate in the many diverse places they inhabit. ...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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