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chimp spears
2015-04-16 08:57:11

Female chimpanzees create spears in order to stab their prey, suggesting that the ability to craft these kinds of weapons originated with early primates and that ancient humans may have hunted in a similar manner, according to a new Royal Society Open Science study.

crows
2014-12-19 14:58:31

Poor crows.

crow tools
2014-12-08 02:30:47

New Caledonian crows--well known for their impressive stick-wielding abilities--show preferences when it comes to holding their tools on the left or the right sides of their beaks, in much the same way that people are left- or right-handed.

chimp tool use
2014-10-02 07:00:40

As Apple has reminded us recently, when a new device comes out – many people in our culture scramble to start using it right away. That phenomenon – of a new tool spreading around within a group – has now been seen in chimpanzees for the first time.

Archerfish
2014-09-05 03:00:24

A new study finds that archerfish are much more adaptable and skillful target-shooters than anyone had previously given them credit for.

Early Humans May Have Evolved Bigger Brains Eating Insects
2014-07-03 07:31:38

A new study, led by Washington University in St. Louis, suggests that seasonal diet changes may have played a role in the development of bigger brains and higher-level cognitive functions in human ancestors and other primates.

Monkeys Practice Skilled Tool Use To Crack Open Their Nuts
2013-02-28 15:44:04

As biologists continue to study primate behaviors, they are beginning to understand the extent of their intelligence and how they apply that intelligence in their daily life.

Cockatoo Makes Its Own Tools
2012-11-06 07:18:51

A Goffin's cockatoo, a species not known for tool use in the wild, has been observed spontaneously making and using tools for reaching food and other objects.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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