Archive: 08/29/2012

Chimpanzees create social traditions

(Phys.org)—Researchers have revealed that chimpanzees are not only capable of learning from one another, but also use this social information to form and maintain local traditions. A research collaboration ...

Aug 29, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Small droplets grow differently

(Phys.org)—Fine dew drops on spider webs, blades of grass, and even insects can lend them breathtaking beauty. And, examining them very closely, one recognises that the drops themselves form astonishingly ...

Aug 29, 2012 4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Cooler waters help diminish Isaac's punch

(Phys.org)—Seven years after the powerful Category 3 Hurricane Katrina caused widespread devastation along the Gulf Coast, a Category 1 Hurricane Isaac, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour ...

Aug 29, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast