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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 Continue reading “World’s heaviest insect weighs 3 times more than mouse!” »  More...

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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 Continue reading “Spiders use chemical weapons to 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 Continue reading “Mother monkeys’ presence help sons find right More...

By BioNews On Friday, November 4th, 2011
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Anthropologist uses ‘doomsday dates’ to debunk unscientific myths and beliefs

A University of Kansas anthropologist, who has debunked predictions that the world would end on 11/11/11 or Dec. 21, 2012, is now using the doomsday dates to teach critical thinking Continue reading “Anthropologist More...

By BioNews On Friday, October 21st, 2011
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Culture in humans and great apes shares same evolutionary roots

A new research has claimed that culture is not unique to humans and that great apes also have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through a great many generations Continue reading “Culture in More...

By BioNews On Friday, October 21st, 2011
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Hunting in America 800-yrs older than earlier believed

A new study has claimed that hunters were present at least 800 years earlier than Clovis and that the first inhabitants arrived earlier to North America than previously thought Continue reading “Hunting in More...

By BioNews On Friday, October 7th, 2011
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Chivalry is not dead, at least among crickets

Contrary to popular belief that chivalry – which is long dead and gone – is a trait only held by humans, new research has shown that some insects apparently put the lives of their mating partners ahead More...

By BioNews On Friday, October 7th, 2011
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World’s oldest temples ‘were houses for men, not gods’

An archaeologist at the University of Toronto is arguing that the ancient structures uncovered in Turkey and thought to be the world’s oldest temples may not have been strictly religious buildings after all Continue More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 6th, 2011
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How male flies’ courtship song ‘turns on’ female’s immune system

The rhythmic buzzing of a male fruit fly’s courtship song is an exciting sound for a female Continue reading “How male flies’ courtship song ‘turns on’ female’s immune system” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
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Humans and chimpanzees have similar thighbone muscle attachment

Anthropologists of Zurich University have found that although humans and chimpanzees move quite differently Continue reading “Humans and chimpanzees have similar thighbone muscle attachment” »  More...