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When Do Youngsters Fly The Nest?
2012-07-06 09:45:31

As seabirds mature and reach a time where they can fly the nest, their parents begin to feed them less each day. However, it is actually hormones that control when the chicks will leave home.

Image 1 - Leaf Litter Ants Help Make The Case For Rainforest Conservation In Borneo
2011-10-20 11:00:26

Studies of ant populations in Borneo reveal an unexpected resilience to areas of rainforest degraded by repeated intensive logging, a finding which conservationists hope will lead governments to conserve these areas rather than allow them to be cleared and used for cash crop plantations.

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2010-03-22 08:53:22

A proposed EU ban on throwing unwanted fish overboard from commercial boats could put one of the North Sea's most successful sea birds at risk, say researchers at the University of Leeds.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.