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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AFP

    ... where it, along with other foreign diseases like whooping cough, chicken pox and flu killed millions of indigenous Americans who had no immunity. The latest data revealed that TB "may have ...

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    Short Science, August 10, 2014

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by AGENCIES

    ... and cooked wild pigeons long before modern humans became regular consumers of bird meat. Close examination of 1,724 bones from rock doves, found in a cave in Gibraltar and dated to between 67,000 ... the researchers- the first evidence of hominids eating birds. And the evidence suggested Neanderthals ate much like today's humans tuck into a roast chicken, pulling the bones apart to get at the soft ...

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    Short Science, June 15, 2014

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by AGENCIES

    ... birds and mammals including people. Reuters   Greens hail victory on Congo gorilla habitat Conservationists have claimed one of their greatest successes in recent years after an unexpected ...

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    Short Science, May 4, 2014

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:22am by AGENCIES

    ... forked-tailed drongo in Africa is the pathological liar of the animal kingdom. In a new study, scientists described how this medium-sized bird brazenly deceives other animals by mimicking alarm calls made by numerous bird species- and even meerkats- to warn of an approaching predator in a ruse to frighten them off and steal food they leave behind. The researchers tracked 64 forked-tailed ...

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    Short Science, November 11, 2012

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 01:25am by AGENCIES

    ... for tracking the spread of diseases like bird flu that also affects humans. Laboratory tests showed that the house finch, a particularly social North American species, was able to tell the difference between sick and healthy fellow birds and tended to avoid those that were unwell. This is the first time that avoidance of sick individuals, already observed in lobsters and bullfrog tadpoles, has ...

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    Short Science, March 9, 2014

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by AGENCIES

    ... to knock them off their paths by hitting them with lasers. AFP   Butterfly mimicry tricks marauding birds The females of an Asian swallowtail butterfly species known as the common mormon often ... birds that otherwise would be happy to munch these insects but instead keep them off the menu, thinking they are inedible. Researchers led by Marcus Kronforst, a professor of ecology ...

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    Short Science, April 14, 2013

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:57am

    ... Fledglings of a southern African bird species threaten suicide to blackmail their parents into bringing them more food, scientists said. When hungry, pied babbler fledglings flutter from the nest ... to increase their provisioning rates," the team wrote. "Once satiated, fledglings return to the safety of cover." This is dangerous, as the birds are not good flyers at this tender age ...

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    Short Science, September 1, 2013

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... 'Terror bird' may just have been vegetarian A giant "terror bird" deemed to have been one of earth's top predators after the demise of the dinosaurs was in fact probably a plant-loving herbivore, German scientists have reported. Palaeontologists have wrangled for years about the gastornis, a huge flightless bird that lived between 40 and 55 million years ...

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    Short Science, September 22, 2013

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Reuters

    ... A widening consensus among palaeontologists is that birds evolved from small, feathery dinosaurs- but the question is: how? Researchers at the University of Southampton created an anatomically correct model of a five-winged "paravian", a type of dinosaur deemed to be a precursor of birds. They made a microraptor, a denizen of the Early Cretaceous that lived around 130 million ...

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    Short Science, August 4, 2013

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Evidence shows 'first bird' is run of the mill New evidence has emerged that dents the reputation of the "first bird" Archaeopteryx, a feathered descendant of the dinosaurs, which lived 150 million years ago. Three-dimensional scans of skulls of early birds and dinosaurs suggest that at least a few species had brains with the neurological wiring for flight, ...




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