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Tree Frogs In Taiwan Use Drains As Mating Call Megaphones

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June 6, 2014
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Researchers have discovered a certain type of tree frog in Taiwan is using storm drains to amplify their mating calls, kind of like a megaphone. Video provided by Newsy


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Newsy (Aug. 18, 2013) — Scientists from the University of Minnesota say female frogs prefer mates that can do long mating calls several times a minute.
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How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

TheStreet (June 10, 2014) — Ford and Heinz are teaming up to find a new use for tomatoes: car parts. Together, the automaker and food processing company plan to fund research to explore the use of tomato fiber as a sustainable bio-plastic material for use in vehicle manufacturing. Researchers are currently testing the durability of dried tomato skins for use in wiring brackets within the hood or as a storage bin in the center console. Use of the food processing byproduct would fulfil Ford’s goal of reducing the use of petrochemicals in its manufacturing process. Already, Ford has integrated the use of other recycled and bio-based materials including coconuts, cotton, rice hulls and soy. Video provided by TheStreet
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Bears Captured on Camera "Twerking" in National Park

Bears Captured on Camera "Twerking" in National Park

Buzz60 (July 31, 2013) — A park ranger in Alberta, Canada pointed a camera at a tree that bears use to mark their scent, and wound up capturing video of the bears appearing to get their groove on as they rub "twerk"-style against the tree.
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Potted Christmas Trees Make a Greener Holiday in France

Potted Christmas Trees Make a Greener Holiday in France

AFP (Dec. 15, 2012) — A Christmas tree that's a bit greener. That's the idea behind eco-friendly holiday trees that are replanted after use. A farmer in central France opened his reusable Christmas tree farm this year and is hoping the concept takes off.
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