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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How the zebra got its stripes: to ward off flies

Zebras' stripes have baffled biologists since Charles Darwin. Many hypotheses have been proposed regarding their purpose but, despite hundreds of years of study, there remains disagreement... »
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The greatest mass extinction ever may have been kicked off by microbes

The worst time to be alive in Earth’s history is unarguably the end-Permian, about 250 million years ago. It is the period when the »
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Animals could help reveal why humans fall for illusions

Visual illusions, such as the rabbit-duck and café wall (shown above) are fascinating because they remind us of the discrepancy between perception and reality. But our knowledge of such il... »
More on zoology AND: animal sciencenatural science
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