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Zoology/Veterinary Science

Untangling the social lives of spiders

Credit: Noa Pinter-Wollman The idea of a complex spider society--in which thousands of spiders live, hunt, and raise their young together in a single colony--is unsettling to many of us. We are perhaps lucky then that this scene is…

Microelectronics for birds

A tiny device to study the mechanism for avian magnetic orientationCredit: SPbU The scientists have discovered that magnetoreception in birds is unlikely to be associated with the light-sensitive protein cryptochrome in the…

Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why

Credit: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences URBANA, Ill. - Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. Existing…