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A bird’s eye view of how cuckoos fool their hosts
Using field experiments in Africa and a new computer model that gives them a bird’s eye view of the world, Dr Claire Spottiswoode and Dr Martin Stevens have discovered how a bird decides whether or not a cuckoo has laid an egg in its nest.
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A Closer Look at Counterfeit Eggs
Researchers in the Department of Zoology have a long history of studying the common cuckoo, the well-known brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of other species.
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Aboriginal Australians were first explorers
An old lock of hair has enabled researchers to sequence the genome of an Aboriginal Australian, and show that modern Aboriginal Australians are direct descendants of the first people to arrive there.
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Alex Hackmann wins Graduate School of Life Sciences Image Competition
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BBC Natural World - Cuckoo
Friday 9th January on BBC 2 at 8pm. (Repeat on Sunday 11th January at 5pm)
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BBC TV News: Launch of New Museum of Zoology Appeal
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Coating could end cockroach and termite infestation by giving the insects the slip
A new insect repellent which helps people give termites, cockroaches and other pests the slip has been unveiled by the Department's Insect Biomechanics Group.
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Corvids continue to impress
Work carried out at the Sub-department of Animal Behaviour in Madingley is continuing to reveal the extraordinary intelligence of corvids.
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Cuckoo named after Professor Nick Davies
Professor Nick Davies has had a cuckoo named after him as part of the British Trust for Ornithology's cuckoo tracking project.
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Darwin's 200th Birthday
February 12th 2009 was the anniversary of Darwin's birth 200 years ago and was celebrated across the university and the world.
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