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27 April 2016

Smallest perching bird’s long-lost family revealed by genetics [NewScientist]

The pygmy bushtit’s diminutive size makes it a superlative species, and it has a genus all to itself. But now genetics is showing that it’s not so special after all.

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27 April 2016

First multi-year study of honey bee parasites and disease reveals troubling trends [Phys]

Honey bee colonies in the United States are in decline, due in part to the ill effects of voracious mites, fungal gut parasites and a wide variety of debilitating viruses. Researchers from the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently completed the first comprehensive, multi-year study of honey bee parasites and disease as part of the National Honey Bee Disease Survey. The findings reveal some alarming patterns, but provide at least a few pieces of good news as well.

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27 April 2016

Dans le bassin du Congo, les Pygmées, gardiens oubliés du climat [Le Monde]

« On ne peut pas ignorer le deuxième massif tropical du monde, il est la prochaine frontière à défendre si nous ne voulons pas que se reproduise ici l’histoire du Brésil, de l’Indonésie et de la Malaisie », prévient Frances Seymour, chercheuse au Center for Global development (CGD) et ancienne directrice du CIFOR (Centre de recherches international sur la forêt) « pour cela, il faut reconnaître les droits fonciers de ceux qui protègent la forêt. »

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27 April 2016

Quelle est la fourmi la plus dangereuse du monde ? [National Geographic]

Des scientifiques ont fait s’affronter quatre colonies de fourmis extrêmement agressives. Les résultats ont permis de déterminer l’espèce la plus à craindre.

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26 April 2016

Plant bleeds nectar when attacked to summon ant defenders [NewScientist]

Calling pest control. When attacked, bittersweet nightshade plants release sugary secretions from their wounds to summon ants that hit back at the assailants.

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