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Penguins With a “Same Time Next Year” Relationship

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Southern rockhopper penguins mate for life, but when biologists used light-based geolocators to track their behavior they found that pairs only spent about 20 to 30 days together each year–just enough time to mate and lay eggs. Read...

How dung beetles are duped into rolling and burying seeds

News / International Affairs : Huffington Post: World Blog

Jeremy Midgley, University of Cape Town Dung beetles find their food - which is dung - by its pungent smell. Once found, dung beetles then roll and bury dung balls or dung pellets to later eat or to lay eggs in. But in the De Hoop N...

Dinosaurs were doomed because laying eggs made them too huge [Paleontology]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

Sure, an impact event is what started wiping out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But why did some species manage to survive while most of the dinosaurs perished? A fascinating new theory suggests it's all about laying eggs. More...

Eggs without yolk can hatch too

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Most animals reproduce by laying eggs. As the embryo develops, its feeds on the egg yolk. No egg yolk, no offspring, then? Not always. Biologists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have discovered an exception to the rule: the eggs of nematod...

Discovery's robot penguin lays egg on TODAY

Entertainment / Television : The Clicker

Who doesn't love penguins? Now, what about robot penguins? Turns out they're just as amazing, as the filmmakers behind Discovery's new two-hour special "Penguins: Waddle All the Way" proved during a visit to TODAY Thursday.Wildlife ...


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