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Australian native bees wage war on a neighbouring hive Game of...
Australian native bees wage war on a neighbouring hive Game of Thrones has nothing on these native bees, who send in wave after wave of worker bee suicide attacks in order to take over a hive. New research by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland in Australia has revealed that these hive wars can last for MONTHS, with one side eventually wiping out the other so that their troops can storm the enemy hive, kill the queen, and place their own queen on the throne to […]
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Ha(wrasse)ment: a pufferfish fights for its food on...
Ha(wrasse)ment: a pufferfish fights for its food on Thailand’s Shark Point Join us as we explore Shark Point, one of Thailand’s best dive spots. We’re treated to the rare sight of a reef squid (notoriously difficult to capture on film!), a feeding porcupine pufferfish fighting off scavenging wrasses hellbent on stealing its meal and a majestic lionfish hidden in a barrel coral. By: Earth Touch.
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Ten Weird Animals You’ve Never Seen From a deep sea...
Ten Weird Animals You’ve Never Seen From a deep sea dweller named after a Disney character to a creature that can re-grow its own limbs. Discover ten incredibly weird animals that live on our planet. By: Earth Unplugged.
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Are These Butterflies The Same? A tale of how two butterflies...
Are These Butterflies The Same? A tale of how two butterflies became one… By: Minute Earth. Support on Subbable - https://subbable.com/minuteearth
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Morsels For The Mind – 24/10/2014
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 – 24/10/2014
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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A hummingbird and his man | video | @GrrlScientist
An elderly man takes pleasure in the small things, by sharing his kitchen with a hungry hummingbird in Brasil.Todays caturday video is an amateur video featuring João Silvestrini, a retiree who lives alone in Barretos, Brasil. Seeking to expand his circle of friends, Mr Silvestrini recently joined Facebook. Although he lacks human companions, he clearly has a close relationship with the local hummingbirds. In this video, youll watch as he invites a wild swallow-tailed hummingbird, […]
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A model of MHC ‘evolution’
Sexual selection and the evolutionary dynamics of the major histocompatibility complex Excerpt: “Here, we present the results of the first model of MHC evolution incorporating both survival and reproduction, modelling the combined effects of natural selection and MHC-based disassortative mating...Read more

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