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Termites | Opinion, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com – Philippine Star

Posted: August 3, 2017 at 10:44 pm

If certain members of the House of Representatives have committed improprieties or broken the law in the Bureau of Customs or proposed to do so, BOC Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon should go ahead with his threat and expose them. This is required by laws on corruption and conduct governing public officials and employees. Failure to report even an attempt or proposal to break the law is an act of omission that makes both parties liable Continue reading

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Connecting the dots on biodiversity and agriculture – GreenBiz

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Earlier this summer, at the adventurous age of 6, my daughter Mika ate a termite. In fairness, I will say that her action was, while bold, quite fitting against the rich cultural backdrop of our family vacation to Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. As a mother, I encourage my children to try a variety of foods. Continue reading

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Brazil dam gives geckos big heads, scientists say – GCR

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2 August 2017 | By GCR Staff Scientists are marvelling at the mysteries of rapid evolution after finding that a dam in central Brazil has caused geckos in the region to grow bigger heads in just 15 years. They say adaptation lets geckos eat a wider assortment of insects made available by the dams creation Continue reading

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A Dam in Brazil Has Altered the Course of Evolution – Atlas Obscura

Posted: August 1, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Part of the reservoir created by the Serra da Mesa dam. Continue reading

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From bits to boluses: How do termites build strong mounds? – Research Matters

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Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters It is hardly news that nature has created some of the worlds best architects and builders. We marvel at the bees efficiently using space with the hexagonal building units of their hives, the intricacy with which a weaver bird builds its nest by weaving together grass, and the beavers strategically building dams and manipulating waterways. Continue reading

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Geckos evolve rapidly in Brazil after new dam constructed – Science Magazine

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The Gymnodactylus amarali gecko Guilherme Santoro By Katie LanginJul. 31, 2017 , 3:00 PM The construction of a dam in central Brazil has spurred remarkably fast evolution of geckos in the region. In just 15 years, the lizards heads have grown largeran adaptation that allows them to eat a wider assortment of insects made available by the dams creation. Continue reading

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Study finds aardvarks suffering as African climate heats up – San Francisco Chronicle

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Christopher Torchia, Associated Press In this photo supplied by the University of the Witwatersrand an aardvark is captured on camera in the dark at the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa, in April 2012. Continue reading

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Study finds aardvarks suffering as African climate heats up – GuelphToday

Posted: July 31, 2017 at 9:40 am

JOHANNESBURG Little is known about Africa’s elusive aardvarks, but new research says they are vulnerable to climate change like many other species. Hotter temperatures are taking their toll on the aardvark, whose diet of ants and termites is becoming scarcer in some areas because of reduced rainfall, according to a study released Monday. Drought in the Kalahari desert killed five out of six aardvarks that were being monitored for a year, as well as 11 others in the area, said researchers at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Continue reading

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Wood-hungry termites have intricate caste system – Blair Enterprise Publishing

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Termites are insects closely related to cockroaches, and are among the most successful groups of insects on earth, colonizing all continents except Antarctica. To date, there are some 3,106 species that have been identified. Continue reading

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A Method in the Madness: How Termites Build and Repair Their Mounds – The Wire

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To our surprise we found that termites used all materials as long as they were able to walk and chew on them. A termite mound. Continue reading

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