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Newswise: A Big Leap Forward: Scientists Solve Lingering Mystery of Poorly Understood Frog
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    11-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT

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A Big Leap Forward: Scientists Solve Lingering Mystery of Poorly Understood Frog

McMaster University

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at McMaster University, has solved a centuries-old mystery of ‘Fraser’s Clawed Frog’, an unusual and elusive species found in West Africa.

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11-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Microbial Evolution: Nature Leads, Nurture Supports

Article ID: 718387

Microbial Evolution: Nature Leads, Nurture Supports

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Based on an extensive study across environments, from mixed conifer forest to high-desert grassland, the team suggests that microbes aren’t so different from larger, more complex forms of life. That is, in determining species traits, nature takes the lead, while nurture plays a supporting role.

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10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718744

Do animals control earth's oxygen level?

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

No more than 540 million years ago there was a huge boom in the diversity of animals on Earth. The first larger animals evolved in what is today known as the Cambrian explosion. In the time that followed

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10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Scientist Identifies New Species of Giant Flying Reptile

University of Southern California (USC)

A USC scientist and colleagues have identified a new species of giant flying reptile that once soared over what is now North America.

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10-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Why fruit flies eat practically anything

Kyoto University

Japan -- Say hello to the common fruit fly: a regular guest in all our homes, feasting on that banana peel you tossed into the garbage a few days ago.

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3-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718296

Daisies that close at night have camouflaged petals to protect them from herbivores

British Ecological Society

Researchers from Stellenbosch University, South Africa found that tortoises, one of the main herbivores of the daisies

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30-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718226

First Human Ancestors Breastfed for Longer Than Contemporary Relatives

University of Bristol

By analysing the fossilised teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, a team of scientists led by the universities of Bristol (UK) and Lyon (France) have discovered that the first humans significantly breastfed their infants for longer periods than their contemporary relatives.

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29-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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How worms snare their hosts

University of Bonn

Acanthocephala are parasitic worms that reproduce in the intestines of various animals, including fish.

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27-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718007

Monster tumbleweed: Invasive new species is here to stay

University of California, Riverside

A new species of gigantic tumbleweed once predicted to go extinct is not only here to stay -- it's likely to expand its territory.

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26-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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