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How do fish survive when ponds and lakes freeze?

When a lake freezes, only the top layer actually freezes over. The area beneath the ice is where fish survive. This is due to something called...
feral chickens in the wild

Do chickens live in the wild?

Chickens are descendants of the red junglefowl that live in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. So, if you consider junglefowl a chicken, then they...
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Why don’t cats enjoy the taste of sweets?

Cats have a genetic deficiency that essentially deletes the sugar detectors on their taste buds. In other words, cats do not possess the "wiring"...
Mexican Fruit Fly

Do insects get fat?

A Florida entomologist in the 1960s found that he could turn about half of a mosquito's body weight into fat if he handfed it...
bird chirp

Can different bird species understand each other?

Birds communicate in various ways, but i'll be focusing only on audible communication in this post. Robert D. Magrath, a behavioral ecologist at the Australian...

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