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Butterfly migration could be largest known
...nter rainfall in southern California has created a bumper
crop of plants for the caterpillars to eat, fuelling a population boom, Shapiro said. The butterflies take about three days to reach the Central Valley, and the current generation will fly as far as southern Oregon. Their offspring will fly on to rea...
Unearthing explanations for New Madrid earthquakes
...rizontally past the North American plate, like two bumper
cars brushing up against each other. Understanding why earthquakes occur in the New Madrid zone, on the other hand, has proven more elusive. The zone is in the middle of the North American plate, thousands of miles from the edges where all the action...
Squirrels winning at outwitting trees' survival strategy
...le part: The squirrels are divining the arrival of bumper
crops of spruce cones months before the cones ever...e few cones that are produced in the years between bumper
crops. Swamp and starve is designed to play to the squirrels' weakness. Squirrels are territorial...
Smithsonian's National Zoo researchers use electronic eggs to help save threatened species
...bird have hatched in June and July. Along with the bumper
crop of baby birds is a bumper
crop of new information for scientists working to preserve the species, thanks to an electronic egg ...