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Butterflies feed on live young to steal chemicals for ‘wedding gifts’

Scientists have discovered that milkweed butterflies harass, subdue, and subsequently feed on live, dead, and dying caterpillars belonging to other milkweed butterflies.

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Freshwater ecosystems at risk due to glyphosate use

A series of recent research papers from a McGill-led team has found that the herbicide glyphosate—commonly sold under the label Roundup—can alter the structure of natural freshwater bacterial and zooplankton communities.

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Possible evidence of paternal care in bigfin reef squid

New research finds evidence of paternal care in a cephalopod, with male bigfin reef squids helping female squids find a suitable place to lay their eggs.

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