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Female Sea Urchins Hedge Their Bets In Mating Game

Female Sea Urchins Hedge Their Bets In Mating Game

Female sea urchins that have many mates also have higher offspring survival rates.

Ocean Primed For More El Niño

Ocean Primed For More El Niño

A study of 60 years of coral records reveals that the oceans are getting warmer, potentially altering the patterns of rainfall and drought.

Four New Dragon Millipedes Found In China

Four New Dragon Millipedes Found In China

Researchers from the South China Agricultural University have discovered four new species of dragon millipedes, including two cave-dwelling ones.

Tiny, Rare Frogs Breed In Bamboo

Tiny, Rare Frogs Breed In Bamboo

Scientists have uncovered an unusual reproductive strategy in frogs: laying their eggs inside live bamboo plants.

Hiding In The Reefs Protects Epaulette Sharks From CO<sub>2</sub>

Hiding In The Reefs Protects Epaulette Sharks From CO2

The oceans are getting more acidic, but living in the reefs has helped epaulette sharks cope, scientists say.

Insects Benefit From Good Leadership Too

Insects Benefit From Good Leadership Too

Unlike other social animals, leadership in steel-blue sawfly groups is mutually beneficial for both leaders and followers.

Keeping The Crown-Of-Thorns At Bay

Keeping The Crown-Of-Thorns At Bay

A detailed study of the population dynamics of the Crown-of-Thorns starfish could help local fishermen dependent on the coral reefs of Japan.

Seeing Cancer With Mantis Shrimp Eyes

Seeing Cancer With Mantis Shrimp Eyes

Inspired by the mantis shrimp’s elegant visual system based on polarized light, scientists have developed a camera that can see cancer.

Termites Evolved Complex Bioreactors 30 Million Years Ago

Termites Evolved Complex Bioreactors 30 Million Years Ago

A genetic analysis has revealed that the enzymes required to decompose plant material are distributed across fungi, termites and their gut bacteria.

Genetic Code Of Resilient Midges Unveiled

Genetic Code Of Resilient Midges Unveiled

Researchers have deciphered the genetic mechanism of a species of small fly that is invulnerable to harsh conditions such as drought.