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Rising CO2 giving fish super-hearing

Ocean acidification is known to negatively impacta wide variety of marine animals, but new research indicates that a huge increase in hearing sensitivity for fish could also be one of the effects. In the new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers report on the potential effects of acidification on […]

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Howzat! Cricket Hairing Aids

In a recent development in bionics, scientists have replicated a powerful feature of the humble cricket that could lead to a new generation of cochlear implants, among other applications. The tiny hairs found on body parts of crickets are one of nature’s most sensitive sound detectors. This is a lucky thing for the cricket, because […]

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