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Earth is a perfect ecosystem and the best place for life which we know in the universe. The complex interaction between the elements earth, water and air – land masses, oceans, and atmosphere – is finely balanced and functions smoothly. But this fragile interplay can easily go wrong. Researchers are gradually puzzling out the factors throwing our intertwined earth out of balance.

Geosciences: The intertwined Earth

Earth is a perfect ecosystem and the best place for life which we know in the universe. The complex interaction between the elements earth, water and air – land masses, oceans, and atmosphere – is finely balanced and functions smoothly. But this fragile interplay can easily go wrong. Researchers are gradually puzzling out the factors throwing our intertwined earth out of balance. [more]

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Behavioural Biology

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Bats have both a magnete and a sun compass

December 15, 2010

On their foraging trips at night bats navigate with the earth's magnetic field and the sunset [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Ants employ odors for orientation

December 01, 2010

The desert ant Cataglyphis recognizes odor maps with its antennae and makes its way home even in the most monotonous landscapes [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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The singing of zebra finches

June 01, 2010

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen measure the electrical signals employed by the neurons of the brain to control singing [more]

Behavioural Biology . Cognitive Science

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Dogs can read thoughts

March 01, 2010

Dogs recognize humans as individuals having their own perceptions and feelings [more]

 
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