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Morsels For The Mind – 29/08/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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Morsels For The Mind – 29/08/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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The alpha and the hungry
      The older son mentioned at dinner that dogs equate food with love.  This was, of course, a response to Gigadog trying to stick her nose on the table to horn in on our Friday night pizza. I said that actually, he wasn’t that far off.  The alpha dog of a pack is […]
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About Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons | @GrrlScientist
This caturday arrived just in time to share a few videos about Martha, the last passenger pigeon known to have lived.Its caturday once again, which means its that one day each week when we take a step back from our busy lives to honour animals and nature and our special relationship with them. Since the centenary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon is only a couple days away, I thought Id share some video about these birds. Continue reading...
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This Amazing Ant Behavior Is Leaving Even Ant Experts Dumbfounded (Video)
Recently, a video surfaced of ants doing something quite amazing: forming multiple daisy chains to pull a massive centipede (presumably back towards their colony). Check out the amazing video below: According to Terry McGlynn, an Entomologist at Cal State University at Dominguez Hills, the video shows a species of Leptogenys ant somewhere in southeast Asia. What really shocked McGlynn about the video was that even ant experts had never witnessed this particular behavior before. […]
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Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled divergent alleles
The evolutionary genetics of highly divergent alleles of the mimicry locus in Papilio dardanus Conclusion: “…while the polymorphism is generated by different genomic regions, the evolutionary processes that build up the phenotypic diversity at the genome level are similar between...Read more
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The GIF Guide To Pigeons And The Animals That Eat Them
Pigeons are everywhere. New York City, alone, is thought to harbor as many as 7-million of them. But where are all the dead pigeons? The short answer: Inside other animals. The long answer – horribly, but necessarily – involves GIFs.Read more...
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Evil Aliens? Praying Mantis Photos
With its spiritual pose, the praying mantis is a wonder to behold. But behind its vaguely extraterrestrial features lies a ruthless predator.

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