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Prey Density Is More Important Than Total For Sea Predators
2013-01-04 13:02:20

According to a new study, as ocean predators comb the waters in search of food, they often seek out dense groups of prey to maximize their hunting efforts rather than simply areas with a large total number of prey.

Light Pollution: How Does It Affect Wildlife Feeding Habits?
2012-11-29 14:16:40

A research team has investigated how artificial light pollution has affected the feeding habits of wildlife in coastal habitats.

Impact Of Adversity On Early Life Development Demonstrated
2012-10-26 10:03:21

It is time to put the nature versus nurture debate to rest and embrace growing evidence that it is the interaction between biology and environment in early life that influences human development...

Chscma baboon_ZSL H Peck
2012-09-14 09:10:16

A technique used to study people’s consumer choices was utilized by a team of researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to study similar foraging decisions made by baboons in the wild.

2012-08-30 10:35:48

Bioluminescence may play a key role in successful foraging for southern elephant seals, a deep-sea predator.

Native Birds Can Be Helped With Native Landscaping In Urban Areas
2012-08-23 08:04:02

A recent study of residential landscape types and native bird communities in Phoenix, Ariz., suggests that yards mimicking native vegetation and wildlands offer birds 'mini refuges,' helping to offset the loss of biodiversity in cities

2012-08-09 10:30:50

A novel methodology shows that Wild meerkats engage in nine separate learning processes during foraging, and this method may provide general insight into learning mechanisms for groups of animals and culture development.

2012-02-14 14:07:56

Humans move between ‘patches’ in their memory using the same strategy as bees flitting between flowers for pollen or birds searching among bushes for berries.

2011-06-06 20:11:32

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even little kids picking strawberries do it.

2011-03-10 23:20:09

One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became an outlier species in terms of biological success.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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