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Sunday 26 April, 2015

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  More...

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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  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  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  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  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, December 31st, 2011
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Chimps warn their unaware friends about danger

A new study has found that chimpanzees are more likely to alarm call to a snake in the presence of  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 30th, 2011
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Chimps likely to warn groups unaware of dangers

Animals are known to sound alarm calls when predators are around, particularly when their kin are  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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World’s heaviest insect weighs 3 times more than mouse!

A giant insect, which weighs three times more than a mouse and eats carrots, has been recorded as the heaviest insect in the world  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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Spiders use chemical weapons to ward off invading ants!

Golden orb web spiders have an undisclosed weapon – a chemical repellent which they add to their web silk to fend off ants, a new study has suggested  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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Mother monkeys’ presence help sons find right girl for mating

The presence of mothers may help find and successfully mate with just the right girl at the right time, at least in northern muriqui monkeys  More...