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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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Hotter homes produce smarter babies

( -- A hotter home appears to produce babies with better cognitive abilities - but before you turn up the home heater to make your baby brainier, the research was conducted on the Australian lizard Bassiana duperreyi ...

dateJan 12, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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