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13 June 2016

Les abeilles du Cap peuvent faire des bébés toutes seules [Sciences et Avenir - Animaux]

Les abeilles du Cap sont très singulières : les ouvrières sont capables de pondre des oeufs. Et pas de n’importe quelle manière : sans intervention d’un mâle. Explications.

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13 June 2016

La criminalité environnementale en pleine expansion dans le monde [Le Monde]

Au total, les douanes françaises viennent d’enregistrer des résultats exceptionnels. Au cours de l’année 2015, 448 kg d’ivoire brut avaient été saisis – sans compter 365 articles divers. En 2016, ce score est déjà atteint en moins de six mois. Assiste-t-on à une recrudescence de ce trafic ?

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10 June 2016

Palaeoanthropology: The dawn of Homo floresiensis [Nature]

New fossil findings demonstrate that the diminutive hominin Homo floresiensis lived on the Indonesian island of Flores at least 700,000 years ago, and may point to its rapid dwarfism from the larger Homo erectus.

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10 June 2016

Fast-spreading genetic mutations pose ecological risk [Nature]

A technique that allows particular genes to spread rapidly through populations is not ready to be set loose in the wild, warns a committee convened by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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10 June 2016

Fruit fly sex drive hints at how animals choose behaviors [Phys]

Male fruit flies have a mating drive, and its rise and fall is controlled by dopamine levels in one area of the brain, a team of Harvard Medical School neurobiologists has found.
The discovery provides insight into the nature of motivation across species, the researchers said.
"None of us is really interested in flies or their sexual behavior," said Dragana Rogulja, assistant professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and co-senior author of the study. "We’re trying to understand how animals make and carry out decisions to perform or not perform a behavior."

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