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JEB: 100 years of discovery



JEB: 100 years of discovery

Summary: Ancient Greek philosophers already recognised insects as intelligent. The more recent discovery of learning flights helps reveal how the interaction between instinctual and learnt behaviours structures this intelligence.


Summary: Incubation temperature alters the number of stripes on the dorsal surface of alligator hatchlings and changes head pigmentation, with potential implications for hatchling camouflage and thermoregulation.


Summary: Odour from trees infested by caterpillars enhances gonadal development in fast-exploring females of a common insectivorous songbird.

Summary: Investigation of human walking during perturbations varying in magnitude, direction and timing indicates a significant influence of all three variables on whole-body angular momentum and step placement as well as strong correlations between whole-body angular momentum and step placement in the frontal plane but not the sagittal plane.

Highlighted Article: The metabolic and thermoregulatory responses of Malagasy tenrecs to acute hypoxia and hypercapnia approaches that of ectothermic reptiles.

Summary: Exposure to higher prenatal thyroid hormones can lead to accelerated cellular ageing in wild great tits, measured through telomere length.

Summary: Common swifts actively dissipate their mechanical energy before touching water when they drink in flight, possibly as a result of a trade-off between energy expenditure and safety.

Summary: The cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni exhibits distinct neural activation patterns in mouthbrooding, maternal care-providing and infanticide-exhibiting females, and in offspring before and after release from the mother's mouth.

Highlighted Article: The pollen-bearing floral parts (styles) of Asteraceae flowers serve as ballistic levers to catapult pollen toward insects within a specific range equal to the size of a flowerhead, minimizing wasteful dispersal.

Highlighted Article: Deep-bodied, pectoral fin swimming fish show lower net energetic costs of maneuvering in a bidirectional wave-surge type flow.

Summary: The fungicide prothioconazole and herbicide glyphosate at field-realistic doses may not negatively impact olfactory learning ability of bumblebees in a lab setting, but glyphosate may cause changes in bumblebee responsiveness.


JEB: 100 years of discovery
JEB: 100 years of discovery
JEB: 100 years of discovery
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