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Human language draws on a complex set of cognitive skills -- some of which are also found in songbirds. The song of the swamp sparrow -- a grey-...
About one tenth of the world's ants are close relatives; they all belong to just one genus out of 323, called Pheidole. "If you go into any tropical...
They slither, they hiss, they... fly. Don't let their wingless bodies fool you--some snakes can glide as far as 100 feet through the air, jumping off...
Unlike Derek Zoolander, ants don’t have any difficulty turning left. New research from the University of Bristol, published today in Biology Letters...
People and animals have been shown to discriminate between quantities. Lions, chimpanzees and hyenas, for example, will only approach a group of...
The team from The University of Nottingham and Queen Mary University of London, spent ten months studying to the ways cows communicate with their...
Splashy blue and green hues pop from under the glassy finish of the Tinamou species' (bird relatives of ostriches, rheas and emus) eggs. Pigments...
Before an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, Earth experienced a short burst of intense volcanism. Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid more than...
Today, several colleagues and I named a really cute little dinosaur–Aquilops americanus. At around 106 million years old, Aquilops turns out to be...
Nearly four decades of observations of Tanzanian chimpanzees has revealed that the mothers of sons are about 25 percent more social than the mothers...

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