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

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley [ Watch The Video: Animal Self-Control Dependent On Brain Size ] Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches. Scientists at Duke University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Yale and more than two-dozen other research institutions collaborated on this first...

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

[ Watch the Video: Fox Squirrel Caching For The Long Run ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. That is, until now. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have been studying the antics of these furry little rodents as they scamper about the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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