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Grasshoppers Not Stopped By Noise Pollution
2012-11-14 12:13:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Males looking to find a mate are always trying to stand out, from peacocks´ colorful plumage to the slightly fictitious profiles on Match.com. According to a newly published report in the journal Functional Ecology, scientists at the University of Bielefeld in Germany have found that male grasshoppers also try to stand out by altering their mating song when surrounded by a noisy urban environment. "We found that grasshoppers...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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