Topic: Integrative biology

Robotic Frogs Help Turn a Boring Mating Call into a Serenade

July 15, 2013

With the help of a robotic frog, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Salisbury University have discovered that two wrong mating calls can make a right for female tĂșngara frogs.

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Researchers Discover a New Way Fish Camouflage Themselves in the Ocean

June 4, 2013

Fish can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The discovery could someday lead to the development of new camouflage materials for use in the ocean, and it overturns 40 years of conventional wisdom about fish camouflage.

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Invasive Crazy Ants Are Displacing Fire Ants, Researchers Find

May 16, 2013

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Invasive "crazy ants" are displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern United States, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. It's the latest in a history of ant invasions from the southern hemisphere and may prove to have dramatic effects on the ecosystem of the region.

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Scientists Cage Dead Zebras in Africa to Understand the Spread of Anthrax

April 22, 2013

Infected zebra were left where they died but protected by electrified cage exclosures.

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