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Metabolism: Energy consumption fluctuates with age

Metabolism : The energy consumption curve of a Human life Thousands of data sets thrown together show when people, on average, consume a lot or little energy in the course of their lives. by Jan Osterkamp Loading … © shevtsovy/Getty Images/iStock (excerpt) Different people naturally consume different amounts of energy, depending on their physique or […]

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Mass extinction: Sharks got through the crisis well

mass extinction : Sharks did well through the crisis At the end of the Cretaceous period three quarters of all animal species died out. The sharks apparently survived this phase relatively unscathed. by Frank Schubert Loading … © lindsay_imagery/Getty Images/iStock (excerpt ) The global mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period apparently had […]

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Carnivorous Plants: A flower that kills insects

Carnivorous plants : A flower who have favourited insects A swamp plant in North America has emerged as a carnivorous plant. Unusual: it eats mosquitoes with its stalk and leaves pollinators alive. by Karin Schlott Loading .. . © Danilo Lima (detail) Triantha occidentalis has long been known in biology. However, it was not previously […]

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Movement study: squirrels, the super athletes

To listen to this article, please log in. Movement study : Squirrels, the super athletes Squirrels whiz through the treetops so fast that you almost forget to be amazed. A research team is now helping the necessary croissant enthusiasm on the jumps. by Tess Joosse Loading … © Michael/stock.adobe.com (excerpt) The speed and ease with […]

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Symbiosis: Cheating fig wasps abandon figs

Symbiosis : Let cheating fig wasps Fig in the sting The relationship between the Chinese fig and its fig wasps is facing a crucial test: some pollinators have broken the symbiosis and the fig tree does nothing about it. by Jan Osterkamp Loading … © simona/stock.adobe.com (excerpt) Perhaps one of the most intricate affairs is […]