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From Science Daily, Guardian and BBC on 21-Feb-2018 09:13

Some tropical birds have longer egg incubation times than their temperate cousins, even though their habitat is teeming with egg-eating predators. The reason why has long been a mystery, but a new study applies new methods to confirm the evidence for an old hypothesis -- that a longer development period leads to a stronger, more efficient immune system.


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