Archive: 29/08/2012

Chimpanzees create social traditions

(—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 between the Gonzaga ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Small droplets grow differently

(—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 regular and aesthetic ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in General Physics
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Cooler waters help diminish Isaac's punch

(—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 (70 knots), is making ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Dad's brain means more than his money

(—Sons of fathers with high incomes tend to end up with higher than average incomes themselves, but new research shows that it's not just dad's money that helps a son on his way.

dateAug 29, 2012 in Social Sciences
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