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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
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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