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American Idol-Style Contest for Fish-Free Aquaculture Feed

American Idol-Style Contest for Fish-Free Aquaculture Feed | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Small oily fish like anchovy, herring and menhaden are the main target of the industrial fishmeal and oil fisheries. Once captured the fish are ground into feed for fertilizers and animal feed, fro…
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This Is the Worst Insect Sting in the World

This Is the Worst Insect Sting in the World | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It’s not where you’d think.
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Saving Lions: How I’m Protecting Wildlife in My Homeland

Saving Lions: How I’m Protecting Wildlife in My Homeland | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
African wildlife is threatened by human encroachment, poaching, and habitat destruction. Thandiwe Mweetwa, a National Geographic emerging explorer, takes the stage to talk about her work protecting lions and other wildlife in her home country of Zambia.
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The Worst Places to be Stung? Ask This Guy | National Geographic

Famous for inventing the Schmidt Pain Index, entomologist Justin Schmidt’s new book reveals the history of insects’ most feared defense.
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Why This Animal's Pee Smells Like Hot Buttered Popcorn

Southeast Asia's bearcat has a movie-theater aroma, but it's not the only animal that smells like snack foods.
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Will a Reward Entice Inventors to Tackle Fish-Free Fish Food? | The Plate

Will a Reward Entice Inventors to Tackle Fish-Free Fish Food? | The Plate | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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The Monsoon Strategies of the Threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog | National Geographic

The Monsoon Strategies of the Threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The monsoon delivers about one third of the annual 15-inch average precipitation in Arizona's Ciénega Valley, for a few hours flooding pools and increasing streamflow up to a hundred times the norm...
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Top Ten Weirdest Stories of 2012 | National Geographic

Top Ten Weirdest Stories of 2012 | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
From a genitalia-headed fish to a two-faced cat—it's been a weird and wild year at National Geographic. Check out our editor's picks of the oddest stories of 2012.
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Tarantulas, Killer Caterpillars, and the Most Misunderstood Bugs

Tarantulas, Killer Caterpillars, and the Most Misunderstood Bugs | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Cockroaches are excellent dads, for starters.
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Triumphant Tarantula Survives Being Eaten by Toad | National Geographic

Triumphant Tarantula Survives Being Eaten by Toad | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
“Even when you’re halfway down the mouth of a toad, you still have a chance.”
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5 Gross and Amazing Ways Animals Deliver Sperm

5 Gross and Amazing Ways Animals Deliver Sperm | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One worm lives inside the female and ejaculates through the top of her head.
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The Race to Find Fish Feeds That Don’t Bankrupt the Ocean | National Geographic

The Race to Find Fish Feeds That Don’t Bankrupt the Ocean | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Wild fisheries are stable at best and declining at worst. That means we need aquaculture to meet the world’s growing demand for protein. And to feed the world sustainably, the industry has to figur…
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For These Trickster Animals, Every Day is April Fools

For These Trickster Animals, Every Day is April Fools | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
From caterpillars that masquerade as queen ants to fish that sneak in sperm, nature abounds with clever creatures.
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How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | National Geographic

How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every living thing on the planet has to contend with bacteria. To many viruses, they are prey. To other bacteria, they are competitors. To animals and plants, they can be the cause of devastating d...
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Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Insect Edition: Wings & Stings | National Geographic

Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Insect Edition: Wings & Stings | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Whether they’re singing, stinging, or splattering your windshield, insects are back for the summer season. Maybe that’s why readers wanted the buzz on bugs in this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions. We’ll start with this gnawing question: What insect has the worst bite? —Doug Rhodehamel via Facebook The person to ask is Justin Schmidt,…
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World's Leggiest Animal Found Near Silicon Valley | National Geographic

World's Leggiest Animal Found Near Silicon Valley | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Long thought extinct, a 750-limbed creature has been found near Silicon Valley—and this millipede's got claws and even its own "clothing."...
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