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Bees succeed against the odds, even when solitary
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Bees succeed against the odds, even when solitary

The solitary bees are not simply ignored. We are often totally unaware of their existence, even though they live on almost every continent. They fly in Spring, then hunker down under the ground and don’t emerge till the next Spring breeding season. You could s...
Climate Change drives early laying/hatching, but not only Temperature!
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Climate Change drives early laying/hatching, but not only Temperature!

Tree swallows are being used to investigate how climate change promotes early breeding, as they have been found to advance egg-laying by between 5-9 days over the last 32 years.Alaska is warming up at twice the rate of its parent nation, so the swallows th...
Sheep hunted before domestication in the Middle East
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Sheep hunted before domestication in the Middle East

Wild sheep are almost as difficult to classify as domestic animals, which have complicated admixtures of various species. The mix in the mouflon is more complex still, as it is one of the ancestors of the domestic sheep Ovis aries.The wild Ovis orientalis ...
“Sneeze to leave”, and wild dogs vote for a hunt!
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“Sneeze to leave”, and wild dogs vote for a hunt!

Among the most admired and feared hunters, the African wild dog or painted dog appears in the forefront of cooperative packs. With dominants governing the reproductive side of society, the organisation of the pack before collective movement is very interesting...
Untamed Travel Possibilities for your imagination or your future plans.
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Untamed Travel Possibilities for your imagination or your future plans.

Published on 28th September, the "Atlas of Untamed Places" gives us an unparalleled view of very different parts of the planet. The author, Chris Fitch has been lucky enough (some would say!) to see locations the rest of us could never manage to get to. Then h...