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Study: Chimps Learn How to Use New Tools From Other Chimps

This means chimps have a prerequisite for human culture

12 hours ago from TIME

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Semen secrets: How a previous sexual partner can influence another male's offspring

Scientists have discovered a new form of non-genetic inheritance, showing for the first time that offspring can resemble a mother's previous sexual partner – in flies at least.

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nature collides with James Bond: Newly discovered ant species hides in plain sight

Researchers plan and plot every considerable aspect of their work, but sometimes it's something unexpected and seemingly insignificant that leads to the real discovery. That was the case for ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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New technology allows people to take a 'virtual field trip' to an aquarium tank

A Boise, Idaho, company is taking armchair adventuring and learning to a new level by letting anyone on the Internet take command of a remotely operated underwater vehicle.

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Proving 'group selection': Spider colonies need the correct mix of personalities to survive

The notion of "group selection"—that members of social species exhibit individual behavioral traits that render a population more or less fit for survival—has been bandied about in evolutionary ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists discover how to beat monk parakeets at their own game

In a study published this week in the online journal PeerJ, University of Connecticut researchers announce they have found a way to prevent Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monarchus), an invasive ...

Tue 30 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Flying doctor bees to prevent cherry disease

University of Adelaide researchers are introducing a method to use bees to deliver disease control to cherry blossom, preventing brown rot in cherries.

Wed 24 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Natural selection causes early migration and shorter parental care for shorebirds

All bird migrations are fraught with danger – from the risk of not finding enough food, to facing stormy weather, and most importantly – trying not to be eaten along the way. Raptors such as ...

Thu 25 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Captive whooping cranes released into the wild

Four whooping crane chicks raised in captivity began their integration into the wild Saturday as part of the continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species.

Wed 24 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Playing tag with sugars in the cornfield

Sugars are usually known as energy storage units in plants and the insects that feed on them. But, sugars may also be part of a deadly game of tag between plant and insect according to scientists ...

Thu 25 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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