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If You Build It They Will Come: Frogs Flourish in Manmade Ponds

A new study published in the journal, Urban Ecosystems, shows that frogs have begun to use manmade ponds to their benefit.

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Bitter Pill: Monarchs, Milkweed and Self-Medication in a Changing World

The milkweed plants growing in 40 cube-shaped chambers on a hilltop at the University of Michigan Biological Station provide a glimpse into the future that allows researchers to ask a question: How will monarch butterflies fare?

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Power Lines Restrict Sage Grouse Movement in Washington

Transmission lines that funnel power from hydroelectric dams and wind turbines across Eastern Washington affect greater sage grouse habitat by isolating fragile populations and limiting movement, a new study finds.

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Bizarre Bat with Longest Tongue Discovered in Bolivian Park

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WCS reports that the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, has found a bizarre bat along with a new species of big-headed or robber frog (Oreobates sp. nov.) from the Craugastoridae family in Madidi National Park.

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Chameleons’ Swiveling Eyes Not as Independent as Once Thought

By creating a computer game for chameleons, a team of Israeli researchers has found that the creatures' eyes are not really independent, as long believed, but rather engage in some sort of “cross talk."

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Rare Shark Tagged Near Cuba "Phones Home" Near U.S. Coast

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A rare longfin mako shark satellite-tagged near Cuba recently “phoned home” off the U.S. Atlantic coast, say Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and colleagues who tagged the mako during the first-ever expedition to satellite-tag sharks off Cuba.

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Aquatic Hunger Games

A new WFU study on archerfish and spitting prowess shows for first time that there is little difference in the amount of force of water jets based on target distance.

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Female Fish Genitalia Evolve in Response to Predators, Interbreeding

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Female fish in the Bahamas have developed ways of showing males that “No means no.”

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Better-Tasting Grocery Store Tomatoes Could Soon Be on Their Way

Tomato lovers rejoice: Adding or rearranging a few simple steps in commercial processing could dramatically improve the flavor of this popular fruit sold in the grocery store, according to researchers. They will present their new work on the topic in Boston at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.