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Competent chimpanzee nutcrackers

Humans consider themselves as the tool user par excellence. Previous work comparing human tool use skills to that of other species tended to place the animals in artificial conditions far removed from their natural environments. ...

dateFeb 07, 2019 in Plants & Animals Evolution
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Choosy Amphipods

Amphipods of the species Gammarus roeselii guard their chosen mates, often carrying them with them for days and defending them against potential rivals. This behaviour requires a lot of time and energy, so that the males ...

dateFeb 07, 2019 in Plants & Animals
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How bees stay cool on hot summer days

If you've ever walked past a bees nest on a hot summer day, you've probably been too focused on avoiding getting stung, rather than stopping to wonder how all those bees stay cool. Don't worry, Harvard scientists have braved ...

dateFeb 06, 2019 in Plants & Animals
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