Plants & Animals news

Great apes communicate cooperatively

Human language is a fundamentally cooperative enterprise, embodying fast-paced interactions. It has been suggested that it evolved as part of a larger adaptation of humans' unique forms of cooperation. In a cross-species ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Plants & Animals
shares64 comments 0

Study documents African monkeys eating bats

Although Cercopithecus monkeys, a widely distributed genus in Africa, usually have a discerning palate for fruits and leaves, they are opportunistic omnivores that sometimes consume lizards, snakes, birds and mice. These ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Plants & Animals
shares5 comments 0

How dolphins listen to their mothers

As far as a healthy parent/child relationship goes recognising each other is pretty important, despite whether the individuals are in the human or animal kingdom. Recently, UWA Oceans Institute researcher Stephanie King forayed ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Plants & Animals
shares36 comments 0

ESF lists top 10 new species for 2016

A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" that might provide clues to the origin of humans are among the discoveries identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the ...

dateMay 23, 2016 in Plants & Animals
shares18 comments 0

How birds turn red

In the bird world, the color red has special significance. Many species use red signals to attract mates or deter rivals, adding the color to their beaks, feathers, or bare skin. Generally speaking, as far as many birds are ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Plants & Animals
shares129 comments 0