9th April 2020
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A molecule boosts generosity in birds

by Editor in Birds 0

Birds share more readily after being given the avian equivalent of oxytocin, a hormone linked with social bonding and maternal behaviour in mammals. The hormone mesotocin boosts gregariousness in birds. To see what other powers [...]
Wildlife

Why Animals are not always pretty

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pliny the Elder reported that hippopotamuses find relief from overeating by piercing their skin in a hippo version of bloodletting. Eventually, scientists learned that the oozing red stuff Pliny described isn’t […]

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Fluorescent Heads of Chameleons

Maybe their moms told them nobody likes a showoff. That would explain why many species of chameleon are hiding fluorescent bone bumps on their heads that scientists only just discovered. Chameleons also have independently moving eyeballs, […]

Wildlife

Why Animals are not always pretty

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pliny the Elder reported that hippopotamuses find relief from overeating by piercing their skin in a hippo version of bloodletting. Eventually, scientists learned that the oozing red stuff Pliny described isn’t […]

Photography

Fluorescent Heads of Chameleons

Maybe their moms told them nobody likes a showoff. That would explain why many species of chameleon are hiding fluorescent bone bumps on their heads that scientists only just discovered. Chameleons also have independently moving eyeballs, […]

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Kangaroo rats are back!

After 30 years of disappearance, kangaroo rats are appearing. While their number is low, there are hopes that they survive in the harsh environment. More at

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