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Parkour Tests Prove That For Orangutans - It Pays To Sway
2012-07-06 06:18:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a research presented at the Society for Experimental Biology's meeting in Salzburg, Austria on July 2, 2012, swaying through trees is the way to go if you're an orangutan. Using human parkour athletes as stand-ins for orangutans, researchers measured the energy required to navigate a forest using different strategies. What they found is that it pays to stay up in the trees. The findings explain why orangutans spend...

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2007-04-11 03:00:00

By Simon Usborne He's used to marching across the frozen expanse of Antarctica, his sleek silhouette and monochrome plumage marking him out from the harsh, windswept landscape. Plunging hundreds of metres into the dark, icy depths of the Southern Ocean and spending weeks on end expertly hunting fish is just a way of life for him. But waddling along on an adapted treadmill inside a rickety Perspex box, Roy the king penguin looks far from majestic. Though he might not have appreciated it at...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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