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Biodiversity

No disadvantages to having kids early

If you're a wild boar, there's much to be said for reproducing when young When some species are heavily hunted, animal mortality increases and they have fewer offspring in the course of their lives. To compensate for this, animals that…

NUS researchers uncover mysterious tanaids

Credit: National University of Singapore Tanaids are one of the most underappreciated animals in the world. These small crustaceans can be found in virtually all marine benthic habitats, from mangroves, rocky shores and coral reefs

‘Matador’ guppies trick predators

Credit: Robert Heathcote Trinidadian guppies behave like matadors, focusing a predator's point of attack before dodging away at the last moment, new research shows. The tiny fish (10-40mm) draw attention by turning their irises black,…