Current Biology

Songbirds have a thing for patterns

You might think that young children would first learn to recognize sounds and then learn how those categories of sounds fit together into words. But that isn't how it works. Rather, kids learn sounds and ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Lefties are all right with kangaroos

Kangaroos prefer to use one of their hands over the other for everyday tasks in much the same way that humans do, with one notable difference: generally speaking, kangaroos are lefties. The finding, reported ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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The winner doesn't always take all

Theoretically predicted and now demonstrated experimentally for the first time using soil bacteria: weaker organisms can prevail against stronger ones—if they are superior in number. This acts as a driving ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Do you have the time? Flies sure do

Flies might be smarter than you think. According to research reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 28, fruit flies know what time of day it is. What's more, the insects can learn to con ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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