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Animal Research

Nearly four decades of observations of Tanzanian chimpanzees has revealed that the mothers of sons are about 25 percent more social than the mothers...
University of Queensland scientists have discovered that genes switch off as memories are being formed, allowing for new connections between nerve...
Fruit flies do not always conform to the norm. When female fruit flies have to decide where to lay their eggs, they take their lead from what they...
Cats and humans have shared the same households for at least 9,000 years, but we still know very little about how our feline friends became...
The world can dramatically improve the rate at which it rescues imperilled species if it starts choosing the land set aside as protected areas more...
Sweating, panting, moving to the shade, or taking a dip are all time-honored methods used by animals to cool down. The implicit goal of these...
As humans, we live in a colourful world, but differences in visual systems means that not all animals see the world in the same way. Unlike other...
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans...
The microbes living in people's guts are much less diverse than those in humans' closest relatives, the African apes, an apparently long evolutionary...
Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species, say...

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