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Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

...e learned to glide through the forest, from flying squirrels to flying lizards and frogs, and even ?frightening...nce of wings." The team found that, unlike flying squirrels that can glide horizontally for long distances, the ants fall at a relatively high velocity, around ...

Researchers reveal secrets of flying snakes

...trolled flight. All other gliders, such as flying squirrels or lizards or gliding birds, maintain a constant wing structure, unlike these flying snakes that whip their bodies through the air. "Although all of these other animals may make small adjustments while gliding, none are as dramatic, rhythmic and dyna...

Virus has 'catastrophic' affect on red squirrels, research shows

...t squirrel poxvirus is threatening to wipe out red squirrels in some of the areas in which they remain in north...challenge was believed to be competition with grey squirrels over resources. However, this research highlights the urgency for new conservation strategies for t...

Recent, rapid climate change is driving evolution of animal species

...number of examples of these changes: Canadian red squirrels reproducing earlier in the year; German blackcaps (birds) are migrating and arriving earlier to their nesting grounds; and, North American mosquitoes living in the water-filled leaves of carnivorous plants are using shorter, more "southern" day lengt...

What animals can tell us about hemorrhage, organ transplants and aging

...ng-lived animals." How is it that: Hibernating squirrels can lose up to 60% of their blood volume and survive at least 10 hours? Brine shrimp can lie on the shore like brittle skeletons, but snap back to life when placed in water? Naked mole rats can live for 28 years but their mice cousins live only three...

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