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Researchers unravel ways capuchin monkeys select effective tools

(PhysOrg.com) -- When Tchaikovsky penned The Nutcracker, the last thing he probably had in mind was a capuchin monkey. And yet new research, co-directed by a researcher at the University of Georgia, is changing our view about ...

Feb 04, 2009
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Perfect chocolate sheen on confection and sweets

White flecks on sweets with a chocolate glaze are harmless – but esthetically unappealing. More than just improper storage can diminish the glossy sheen. Researchers have discovered other weak points in ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed

Under cover of darkness in the steamy jungles of the Seychelles thieves creep out to harvest the sizeable and valuable nuts of the famous coco de mer palm, and their activities are threatening its long-term ...

Nov 23, 2014
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Startup has a way to put brains in DIY robots

(Phys.org) —Want to build a robot? Good. Want to add intelligence? Great. Two robotics innovators want to give makers an easy way to bestow brains on their robots. Meet Rex, a robot controller board, which ...

Jan 15, 2014 weblog
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Convenience of technology comes at a cost

As he rose to his feet from a knuckle-dragging crouch, primitive cave man wrapped his newly evolved opposable thumbs around the handy tools of his time - a club or spear - and instantly his life got easier. Two million years ...

Nov 29, 2013
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Slippery eel slides towards disaster

Cupping a tiny, translucent eel in the palm of his hand, New York environmental researcher Chris Bowser shook his head in amazement. "This is worth about one dollar," he said.

May 11, 2013
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