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Herbivory discovered in a spider

( -- There are approximately 40,000 species of spiders in the world, all of which have been thought to be strict predators that feed on insects or other animals. Now, scientists have found that a small Central ...

dateOct 12, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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The roots of human altruism

Scientists have long been searching for the factor that determines why humans often behave so selflessly. It was known that humans share this tendency with species of small Latin American primates of the family Callitrichidae ...

dateAug 27, 2014 in Evolution
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Can angelfish do math?

( -- Beauty and brains don't often come together. But angelfish, a species prized by pet fish owners for its bright good looks, might possess math skills, show studies coauthored by Professor Robert Gerlai of ...

dateJan 27, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Rhesus monkeys cannot hear beat in music

(—Beat induction, the ability to pick up regularity – the beat – from a varying rhythm, is not an ability that rhesus monkeys possess. These are the findings of researchers from the University of Amsterdam ...

dateDec 13, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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