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Most vertebrates have two sets of chromosomes, one from their mother and one from their father – including humans who are thus diploid. In contrast, polyploidy, meaning to possess three or more sets of chromosomes is very rare in..
A new study reveals that ants dress the wounds of mates that have suffered in battle. Such behaviour is believed to be unique among animals...
A study of 48 farms in two states shows abundance of species means lots of pollination. The larger an area, the more species of wild bees are needed to pollinate crops...
Wildlife is conquering the city, in Berlin and other places. Many people now have their first encounters with wildlife in urban areas – often, but not always, these are exciting experiences with a happy ending. To satisfy the..
Researchers have shown that also non-human animals exchange different kind of favours. Humans commonly trade different commodities, which is considered a core competence of our species. However, Norway rats exchange different..
Together with their colleagues from the Senckenberg German Entomological Institute, scientists of Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to show that currently widespread insects are threatened with a serious decline in..
New research that analyzed more than 270 million years of data on animals shows that mammals and birds – both warm-blooded animals – may have a better chance of evolving and adapting to the Earth’s rapidly changing climate than..
Since the arrival of European bison - also known as wisent - in Dutch dune reserve Kraansvlak near Zandvoort in 2007, ecological research has been carried out in the project of PWN and ARK Nature. This research has yielded..
Researchers at the IGB research institute in Berlin have compiled movement data on carp behavior in a natural lake. Thirty-seven carp were located continuously in high resolution over several months with an ultrasonic acoustic..
Preening is a highly cost-intensive activity in birds. Besides, it is also a risky activity, because when birds are preening, they cannot look out for predators. So why do they do it? ..