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Too much male attention ruins pretty females: New Study

One of the biggest perk of being beautiful is getting overwhelming attention. And mostly every attractive person enjoys that. However, according to a new study by Australian and Canadian researchers on fruit flies, excessive male sexual attention ruins pretty females. Steve Chenoweth who is the associate professor of the University of Queensland’s School of Biological Sciences stated the study projected ...

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Scientists reveal why Parrots are such great vocal imitators

Do you have a parrot that speaks in an exact tone like you and repeats every word perfectly after you? It is insane in fact, but while you must be wondering how they are able to do that, a group of international scientists led by researchers from Duke University has got the answer. A study reported in June 24 by ...

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35000-Year-Old Dog Bone Shows Earliest Evidence of Man-Dog Friendship

Dogs shed their lineage with the wolf 30,000 years ago and became the best friend to humans 27,000 to 40,000 years ago, said a new study, setting aside previous estimates at 16,000 years ago. The genome from the wolf from Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia, dated 35,000 years ago, shows that the most recent common ancestor of modern wolves and dogs ...

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Rare Tasmania’s swift parrot may join extinct species by 2030

The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot can soon follow the dodo as an extinct species in 16 years unless rescue efforts are taken on warfooting, said researchers. The research, published in the journal Biological Conservation, said that the population of the birds would halve every four years, with a possible decline of 94.7 percent over 16 years. “Swift parrots are in ...

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