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June 29, 2016
Insects were already using camouflage 100 million years ago
Bonn, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2016
Those who go to a masked ball consciously slip into a different role, in order to avoid being recognized so quickly. Insects were already doing something very similar in the Cretaceous: They cloaked themselves in pieces of plants, grains of sand, or the remains of their prey, in order, for example, to be invisible to predators. An international research team, with participation from the University of Bonn, has now investigated such "invisibility cloaks" encased in amber. The custom-tailored "costu ... read more

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What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like
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Researchers discover oldest evidence of farming by insects
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As Alaska warms, methane emissions appear stable
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Future global warming could be even warmer
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'Amazing protein diversity' is discovered in the maize plant
The genome of the corn plant - or maize, as it's called almost everywhere except the US - "is a lot more exciting" than scientists have previously believed. So says the lead scientist in a new effor ... more

New technique settles old debate on highest peaks in US Arctic
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Fix for 3-billion-year-old genetic error could improve genetic sequencing
For 3 billion years, one of the major carriers of information needed for life, RNA, has had a glitch that creates errors when making copies of genetic information. Researchers at The University of T ... more

Sea star death triggers ecological domino effect
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Beach replenishment helps protect against storm erosion during El Nino
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Mammalian evolutionary transitions back to the sea
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94-million-year-old climate change event holds clues for future
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Brexit throws spanner into EU climate policy
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More than 130 in hospital after China chemical plant leak
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The new system that uses sound to alleviate water shortage
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Siberian larch forests are still linked to the ice age
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