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Scientists finally figure out why wombats poop cubes

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An international study into how wombats produce their distinctive cube-shaped poo has shed further light on the physics behind this biological puzzle. The research, published in the journal Soft Matter, expands on the discovery that wombat poo forms its geometric shape within the wombat’s intestines, not at the point of exit as previously thought.

Scientists capture underwater sounds of rays crushing shells

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Using the whitespotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) as a model, a team of scientists led by Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in collaboration with FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science; Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium; and the Florida Institute of Technology, are the first to use passive acoustics to characterize how they consume hard-shelled mollusk prey in a controlled environment.