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Social Networks Help Monkeys Adapt To New Trends
2013-06-28 05:55:51

[ Watch the Video: Social Networks Shape Monkey 'Culture' Too ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Monkeys with the strongest social networks tend to be 'trendsetters' and early adopters of the latest foraging trends, according to new research published Thursday in journal Current Biology. The researchers, led by Andrew Whiten of the University of St. Andrews, made the discovery by combining social network analysis with more conventional social learning...

Male Monkeys Conform Behavior To Local Customs
2013-04-26 11:42:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Human beings are sophisticated creatures equipped with opposable thumbs and higher brain functions than any of our fellow creatures. Yet as Mike Snow sings, “I´m still an animal,” and many human behaviors and tendencies have been observed in the animal kingdom as well. For instance, our herd-like mentality to follow the crowd and do what those around us are doing has been observed in wild vervet monkeys living in...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.