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2011-10-03 21:51:52

New research shows that you can reduce racial prejudice simply by having a person mimic the movements of a member of the race he or she is prejudiced against.

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2011-08-15 07:09:20

The mystery of how a butterfly has changed its wing patterns to mimic neighboring species and avoid being eaten by birds has been solved by a team of European scientists.

2011-07-25 20:41:52

How much do our children influence our consumption behavior? Much more than we thought.

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2011-07-25 06:45:00

A red splash on a toxic butterfly's wing screams DON'T EAT ME!

2011-07-22 01:39:07

For 150 years scientists have been trying to explain convergent evolution.

2011-06-30 13:42:56

We rely on money in our day-to-day life and it is constantly in our minds.

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2011-04-14 09:50:35

New research reveals how biological arms races between cuckoos and host birds can escalate into a competition between the host evolving new, unique egg patterns (or 'signatures') and the parasite new forgeries.

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2011-04-04 21:23:12

Caterpillars that masquerade as twigs to avoid becoming a bird's dinner are actually using clever behavioral strategies to outwit their predators.

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2011-03-14 10:50:07

Sex and violence, or at least death, are the key to reproduction for the orchid Satyrium pumilum.

2010-12-23 17:31:03

When prowling for a hook up, it's not always the good-looker who gets the girl.


Latest Mimicry Reference Libraries

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2007-02-25 21:04:29

Combtooth blennies are blennioids; perciform marine fish of the family Blenniidae. They are the largest family of blennies, with approximately 371 species in 53 genera represented. Combtooth blennies are found in tropical and subtropical waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans; some species are also found in brackish and even freshwater environments. Physical description The body plan of the Combtooth blennies is archetypal to all other blennioids; their blunt heads and eyes...

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2005-09-08 11:25:28

Flower-flies (also known as hover-flies) are a family of flies (Diptera), with the scientific name of "Syrphidae". As their names suggests, they are most often seen around flowers. The adults feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In certain species, the larvae are saprophytes, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In others, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other...

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2005-08-25 10:17:06

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a well-known North American butterfly with easily identifiable orange and black wings. The females have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot in the center of each hindwing from which pheromones are released. Monarchs are especially noted for their lengthy annual migration. They make massive southward migrations from August through October. A northward migration takes place in the spring. During these migrations the females...

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Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.