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An aggressive wasp has attacked a baby bird in its nest and then ate its head. This special attack was captured on camera during a study by Wageningen University & Research in Brazil. The images show that the attack took more than..
A year-long collection of mosquitoes with self-made traps and over a hundred volunteers in rural Rwanda reporting mosquito nuisance revealed when and where malaria risks were the highest. In addition to their reporting, the..
Climate change affects our health. The consequences that climate change can have on our health, for instance heat stress, allergies, diseases, air quality and UV-radiation, have hitherto never been documented this extensively: as..
The first experimental study on magnetic alignment in cattle by researchers from Wageningen University does not reveal a South-North orientation in these large mammals when at rest. Strong neodymium magnets attached to their..
Approximately the same numbers of honeybees survived the winter in the Netherlands as last year. This year around 84% of the honeybees came through the cold season, a similar amount to the 86% last year...
An intensification of land use during the Iron Age and Early Roman period (600 BC – AD 100) in Brittany (France) led to a significant increase in the number of plant species. This demonstrates that, contrary to what one might..
With the use of the GrowApp the seasonal change of a birch tree in Bennekom, the Netherlands, was captured by making a time-lapse video. Based on the individual photos, the change of the tree’s greenness over time was determined...
The pressure of increasing population growth in deltas is causing more and more interference with the natural processes. Despite global concerns about river delta degradation, human activity in the world's largest deltas still..
The Muggenradar of Wageningen University will be part of Global Mosquito Alert, a new alliance of citizen science organizations and UN Environment. The alliance aims to escalate the global fight against mosquito borne diseases,..
Due to the extreme high temperatures, spring is quickly arriving in the Netherlands. Next week, several characteristic trees such as oak, horse-chestnut, lime, alder, apple and birch will start unfolding their leaves. The recently..