The Business of Bees

The economic value of insect pollinators was $34 billion in the U.S. in 2012, much higher than previously thought, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University.

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Crunch! ‘Shell-Crushing’ Sounds Revealed In A Large Marine Predator

“Shell-crushing” – exactly what it sounds like – is a predatory mode used by numerous marine life from crabs to octopuses to large fishes and mammals when they eat hard-shelled mollusks like clams, oysters and conchs. These predators have to break apart the shell using robust claws or fortified jaws to access the prey’s soft tissues.

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When ‘Eradicated’ Species Bounce Back With a Vengeance

Some invasive species targeted for total eradication bounce back with a vengeance, especially in aquatic systems, finds a study led by the University of California, Davis.

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