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Coevolution Insufficient to Explain All Nature's Connections  
"The study provides an interesting and novel story about early mammal evolution, diet, and paleoecology. More importantly, it provides a good example of how simple narratives don't always explain nature's messiness. "
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Bats Using Leaves To Play Telephone  
"Bats that nest inside curled-up leaves may be getting an extra benefit from their homes: the tubular roosts act as acoustic horns, amplifying the social calls that the mammals use to keep their close-knit family groups together."
   8 rating(s)      
Disguised As Flower, Mantis Catch More Prey  
"Their bright floral colours and petal shaped legs create a tantalizing lure for insects. So it seems that orchid mantises not only look like flowers but also beat flowers at their own game."
   5 rating(s)      
Koalas Use Trees As Air Conditioners  
"Thermal imaging has revealed koalas cope with extreme heat by resting against cooler tree trunks."
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Bird Pollinator From 47million Years Ago Found  
"Scientists have described the oldest known fossil of a pollinating bird. The well-preserved stomach contents contained pollen from various flowering plants. This indicates that the relationship between birds and flowers dates back at least 47 million years."
   5 rating(s)      
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