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Zoologger: Cockatoos learn to make and use a tool

After a lone Goffin cockatoo figured out how to make and use a simple tool, others have learned the same trick by watching him

2 hours ago from Newscientist

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Marmoset see, marmoset do

Monkeys in the wild learn skills by watching instructional videos.

2 hours ago from Nature News

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Migrating birds sprint in spring, but take things easy in autumn

Passerine birds, also known as perching birds, that migrate by night tend to fly faster in spring than they do in autumn to reach their destinations. This seasonal difference in flight speed ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Mum's hormones could make female magpie chicks more adventurous

Female magpies have been shown to be more adventurous than their male siblings, according to new research.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Robotic raptors that look and fly like the real thing

Birds that stray into the paths of aircraft, eat crops, or spread disease from foraging in large numbers at landfills are, at best, a nuisance and, at worst, downright dangerous. Over the years ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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Five New Monkey Species ID'd in South American Forests

A veritable barrel full of monkeys -- five new species -- has been found in the tropical forests of South America. Continue reading ?

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Discovery.com

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Honeybees play a vital role in the agricultural industry

The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee.

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight

How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they run along the ground and pump their "arms" to get aloft?

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers identify a pheromone in the urine of male tilapia fish that stimulates spawning in females

The exchange of chemical signals between organisms is considered the oldest form of communication. Acting as messenger molecules, pheromones regulate social interactions between conspecifics, ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Zambia lifts ban on safari hunting

Zambia has lifted a 20-month ban on safari hunting because it has lost too much revenue, but lions and leopards will remain protected, the government said Wednesday.

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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