Archive: 07/17/2007

Foxes get frisky in the far north

Bees do it, chimps do it… Now it seems Arctic foxes do it, too. New research looking at the DNA fingerprints of canids in the Far North has revealed that foxes once thought to be monogamous are in fact quite frisky.

Jul 17, 2007 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Monkeys don't go for easy pickings

Animals' natural foraging decisions give an insight into their cognitive abilities, and primates do not automatically choose the easy option. Instead, they appear to decide where to feed based on the quality of the resources ...

Jul 17, 2007 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Device helps physically disabled turn on computer

More than 14 million Americans under age 64 have a physical disability, according to the 2005 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. A large percentage of these persons have little or no use of their hands to ...

Jul 17, 2007 3.8 / 5 (4) 0

Norway's Puffin chicks lack food

Very few puffin chicks born this year on the Norwegian island of Rost are expected to survive due to shortages of the birds' food source.

Jul 17, 2007 4.5 / 5 (4) 0