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10-20-2021
Chimpanzees give us clues about early human evolution
Although chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are most commonly associated with forested habitats in Africa, there are several countries in both West and East Africa where chimpanzee populations inhabit savannas. This implies that the habitats are more open, with higher temperatures and lower annual rainfall, which has required different adaptive strategies from the chimpanzees living there.  Savanna chimpanzees are taxonomically identical to forest-dwelling chimpanzees, and thus comparisons of the behavior, morphology and ecology of the two groups help researchers to understand how early humans may have adapted, millions of...
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10-06-2021
Smart parrots need more stimulation in captivity
Roughly half of the world’s 100 million parrots currently lives...
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10-06-2021
Dancing bees reveal that urban gardens are a good source of food
Honeybees (Apis mellifera) are important pollinators of flowering plants but...
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10-05-2021
Some dogs have exceptional learning capacities
A new study published in the journal Royal Society Open...
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10-05-2021
Antimicrobial property of spiders’ silk is a myth
The virtues of spiders’ silk have been extolled since ancient...
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10-05-2021
Inbreeding is not a problem for the Eastern massasauga rattlesnake
The Eastern massasauga rattlesnake is threatened. As with many endangered...
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10-05-2021
Dragonflies may migrate across the Indian Ocean
Globe skimmer dragonflies (Pantala flavescens) are too small to be...
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10-04-2021
Domestic cats go hunting out of instinct rather than hunger
Domestic cats may be natural hunters, but a new study...
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10-04-2021
Million-year-old tooth is the earliest evidence of hippos in the UK
The discovery of a million-year-old tooth is the earliest evidence...
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10-04-2021
New dinosaur species discovered in Brazil
Not long after the discovery of two huge predatory dinosaurs...
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10-04-2021
Eagle fossil represents a unique branch of the family tree
A 25-million-year-old eagle fossil from Australia is helping to fill...
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10-03-2021
Migratory birds adapt their gut microbes along the journey
The digestive systems of humans and other animals are home...
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10-03-2021
Moth with the longest tongue of any insect is a new species
A species of hawkmoth from Madagascar, whose existence was predicted...
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