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Bug-eating helped early humans build bigger brains

An insect-rich diet when regular food sources were scarce was the secret behind early humans developing bigger brains with higher-level cognitive skills Continue reading “Bug-eating helped early humans build bigger brains” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Secret ‘password’ helps young birds not to breed other chicks

Brood parasites lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to raise their chicks, but host birds are not easily fooled Continue reading “Secret ‘password’ helps young birds not to More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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Butterflies with darker wings have greater ability to fly

Monarch butterflies who have dark orange wings fly further than those with light orange wings, a new study has revealed Continue reading “Butterflies with darker wings have greater ability to fly” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Ants rely on chemical trail for calling emergency back up

Brazilian “big-headed” ants use chemical trails to draw others into helping them carry food, a new study has revealed Continue reading “Ants rely on chemical trail for calling emergency back up” More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Cockroaches essential to our planet for converting nitrogen into fertiliser

They are the most despised of all insects, but an Indian origin biologist has said that cockroaches are essential to the survival of our planet’s delicate ecosystem Continue reading “Cockroaches essential More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
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Noise from nature and humans influences birds’ song selection

Like iPod owners, baby songbirds also frequently shuffle their favourite tunes, according to a new study Continue reading “Noise from nature and humans influences birds’ song selection” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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Inner ear may shed light on ancient primate behaviour

CT scans of fossilized primate skulls or skull fragments from both the Old and New Worlds may hold the key to how these extinct animals moved Continue reading “Inner ear may shed light on ancient primate behaviour” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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Gorilla mums use `baby talk` with infants

Mother gorillas use “baby talk” gestures to communicating with their infants, according to scientists Continue reading “Gorilla mums use `baby talk` with infants” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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Offspring of older fathers may live longer

If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits Continue reading “Offspring of older fathers may live longer” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, December 31st, 2011
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Great apes make much more sophisticated decisions than assumed

Chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos make more sophisticated decisions than was previously Continue reading “Great apes make much more sophisticated decisions than assumed” »  More...