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Are New Caledonian Crows Smarter Than A First-Grader?
2014-07-28 03:42:16

UCSB researcher shows that New Caledonian crows can perform as well as 7- to 10-year-olds on cause-and-effect water displacement tasks

Insects Found To Have Similar Hearing System To That Of Dolphins
2012-12-14 11:00:01

Scientists have discovered a hearing system component previously thought to be unique to toothed whales – such as dolphins – in insects.

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2012-02-22 13:47:46

In what may be a natural response to rising global temperatures, Earth's clouds fell by an average of approximately one-percent over the first decade of this century, according to a new study.

Crows Show Advanced Learning Abilities
2011-12-16 03:49:10

New Caledonian crows have, in the past, distinguished themselves with their advanced tool using abilities. A team of researchers from the University of Auckland and the University of Cambridge have now shown these crows can learn to use new types of tools.

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2011-06-27 10:52:04

After being hunted to local extinction more than a century ago and unable to remember their ancestral calving grounds, the southern right whales of mainland New Zealand are coming home.

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2011-06-15 13:50:00

According to a new study in the British Medical Journal, women who do not sleep on their left side during late pregnancy have double the risk of late stillbirth.

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2011-01-21 07:47:28

Couples who have trouble conceiving could find help from antioxidants such as vitamin E and zinc, according to a new review of more than 30 studies.

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2010-04-21 11:25:00

Recently-published research completed by scientists at the University of Auckland in New Zealand proves that New Caledonia crows can use multiple tools to solve problems and complete tasks.

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2010-02-04 07:50:36

The high price of fresh, whole foods has long been the excuse for unhealthy eating habits, but a new study found that reducing the price of such foods could result in continued purchasing of them even after the discounts are taken away.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.