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Spiders risk everything for love
Posted on Thursday June 20, 2019
A biology study finds that blue jays can easily spot wolf spiders engaged in their courtship rituals. The results demonstrate the powerful influence of sexual selection.


Biomedical bleeding may impact horseshoe crabs' spawning behavior and movement
Posted on Thursday June 20, 2019
Horseshoe crabs that have undergone biomedical bleeding tend to reside in deeper water and approach mating beaches less often, according to a new study.


Artificial intelligence identifies 'kissing bugs' that spread Chagas disease
Posted on Thursday June 20, 2019
A researcher published proof-of-concept research showing artificial intelligence can recognize 12 Mexican and 39 Brazilian species of kissing bugs with high accuracy by analyzing ordinary photos -- an advantage for officials looking to cut the spread of Chagas disease.


Vanilla makes milk beverages seem sweeter
Posted on Thursday June 20, 2019
Adding vanilla to sweetened milk makes consumers think the beverage is sweeter, allowing the amount of added sugar to be reduced, according to new researchers, who will use the concept to develop a reduced-sugar chocolate milk for the National School Lunch Program.


Perovskite solar cells tested for real-world performance -- in the lab
Posted on Thursday June 20, 2019
Researchers bring diurnal and seasonal variations into the lab to test the performance of perovskite solar cells under realistic conditions.