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Size Of Animal's Brain Matters When It Comes To Self-control
2014-04-22 14:36:34

Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel

Fox Squirrels Invest In Their Future With Long-Term Hoarding
2012-10-04 13:30:43

Squirrels running rampant, foraging for food, gathering nuts--it is a common sight throughout much of North America. But these little critters’ habits have long gone unnoticed in the scientific community.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.