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Can a plant be altruistic?

The concept of altruism has long been debated in philosophical circles, and more recently, evolutionary biologists have joined the debate. From the perspective of natural selection, altruism may have evolved because any ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Birds outsmart wasps to feed young

( —A species of bird found in Central and South America is able to supply its young with a steady diet of wasp larvae, evading stings from defending workers by using physical, not chemical tactics as previously ...

dateDec 27, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Crows can use 'up to three tools'

( -- New experiments by Oxford University scientists reveal that New Caledonian crows can spontaneously use up to three tools in the correct sequence to achieve a goal, something never before observed in non-human ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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