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Smart cockatoos infer by exclusion

If there is a certain pool of choices and we can exclude A and B, we can easily deduce that C must be the appropriate choice. The ability of animals to be able to solve this has been the focus of many studies in recent comparative ...

dateAug 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Balancing biobanks with the law

When biobanks were created, the idea was that scientists could have quick access to samples they could use without having to get new specimens every time they needed to do research.

dateAug 26, 2015 in Other
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Fungi tweaked to boost industrial enzymes

Filamentous fungi produce powerful enzymes that break down tough plant material that can be used for biofuels and other industrial processes. But the enzymes often work too slowly for industrial use and the fungi are difficult ...

dateAug 26, 2015 in Biotechnology
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