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The Birds and the Trees | @GrrlScientist
Today’s “Museum Monday” video shows how museums are central to the process of shedding new light upon the relationships within the avian Tree of Life.“If you’ve seen one little brown bird, you’ve seen them all.”As any beginning bird watcher can tell you, many bird species tend to look alike, even those that are not at all related. On the other hand, close relatives may look very different. But appearances and behaviour can be deceiving: for example, […]
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Doggone Devious A mother turns her back for a moment, and her...
Doggone Devious A mother turns her back for a moment, and her naughty child jumps at the opportunity to dip his hand in the cookie jar. The ability of humans to deceive our neighbors hinges on our knack for spotting social cues. But we are not the only tricky ones. Anthropologist Brian Hare tests the ability in dogs, using clever games to see just how deceptive dogs can be. By: World Science Festival.
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Thinking about Thinking Animals may not understand English or...
Thinking about Thinking Animals may not understand English or Chinese, but can they read our body language? Can they get inside our heads? Brian Hare demonstrates tests with dogs that assess their ability to “think about what we’re thinking about.” By: World Science Festival.
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Parrot Copy Cat by animalwondersmontana: Zoe the red lored...
Parrot Copy Cat by animalwondersmontana: Zoe the red lored Amazon parrot, Amazona autumnalis, is one of our original animal ambassadors. She’s so fun to have around and makes me so happy that I’ve chosen to provide a happy and healthy life for all our amazing animals. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/anmlwndrs
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Morsels For The Mind – 27/02/2015
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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Morsels For The Mind – 27/02/2015
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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Crocodiles rocked pre-Amazonian Peru: Seven crocodile species found in single 13-million-year-old bone bed
Thirteen million years ago, as many as seven different species of crocodiles hunted in the swampy waters of what is now northeastern Peru, new research shows. This hyperdiverse assemblage, revealed […]
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Kenyan fossils show evolution of hippos
A French-Kenyan research team has just described a new fossil ancestor of today’s hippo family. This discovery bridges a gap in the fossil record separating these animals from their closest […]

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