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Attractive birds more immune against bird flu

...s the tail of a peacock, the stripes of the female gulf pipefish, and the white spot on the forehead of the collared flycatcher. In many species both males and females prefer to mate with those who have the largest or most colourful of these ornaments or who have the most complex song, for instance. One ...

Birds and bats sow tropical seeds

...ing up essentially a living laboratory in Mexico's gulf coast state of Veracruz. Henry Howe, a noted authority in restoration ecology and a professor of biological sciences at UIC, will lead the multi-year test, funded initially by a five-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Co-inve...

Locusts' built-in 'surface analysis' ability directs them to fly overland

...nly when the swarm reached the northern tip of the gulf did some of them turn again east in the direction ... examine how the locusts were able to identify the gulf water and knew not to fly over it. The research focused on the ability of the locusts to identify po...

Depression gene may weaken mood-regulating circuit

...ger after it's been secreted into the synapse, the gulf between cells. Since the most widely prescribed class of antidepressants act by blocking this protein, researchers have focused on possible functional consequences of a slight variation in its DNA sequence across individuals. Everyone inherits two co...

Climatologists discover deep-sea secret

...ope and North America is greatly influenced by the gulf stream. This ocean current carries warm water from...antic Ocean. This could reduce the strength of the gulf stream, creating a cooler, dryer climate in Europe and North America. However, according to the aut...

Oceans more vulnerable to agricultural runoff than previously thought, study finds

...blooms are natural events that benefit life in the gulf by generating tons of phytoplankton-a major source...y analyzed dozens of SeaWiFS images taken over the gulf from 1998 through 2002. The results were dramatic. "I looked at five years of satellite data," said...

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