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Ancient Cave Paintings Clinch Case for Neandertal Symbolism

vendredi 23 février 2018 par Kate Wong — The Sciences, Evolution
Abstract images in Spanish caves date back 65,000 years—millennia before Homo sapiens set foot in Europe—settling a long-running debate over Neandertal cognition -- Read more on

Mosquitoes Learn the Smell of Danger

jeudi 22 février 2018 par Christopher Intagliata — Health, Medicine, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
The bloodsuckers lose their appetite for attractive scents when they associate those aromas with a likelihood of being swatted. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on

Paleo Profile: The Chimera Spider

lundi 19 février 2018 par Brian Switek — The Sciences, Evolution
An ancient arachnid related to early spiders shows a strange mix of features -- Read more on

Fake Mushroom Lures Pollinators into Floral Trap

lundi 19 février 2018 par Jennifer Frazer — The Sciences, Evolution
Unassuming houseplant uses alter ego to get lucky at insects' expense -- Read more on

Beetle Liberation Due to Regurgitation

mercredi 14 février 2018 par Karen Hopkin — The Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Evolution
The bombardier beetle can spray its hot brew of toxic chemicals even after bring swallowed, to force a predator into vomiting it back out. -- Read more on

Prehistoric Wine Discovered in Inaccessible Caves Forces a Rethink of Ancient Sicilian Culture

mardi 13 février 2018 par Davide Tanasi, The Conversation US — The Sciences, Arts & Culture, Evolution
The samples represent the oldest vino found in Europe or the Mediterranean region -- Read more on

Boat Noise Means Fish Can't Learn Their Lessons

dimanche 11 février 2018 par Christopher Intagliata — Sustainability, Conservation, Environment, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Damselfish had trouble learning to avoid predators, when that lesson was accompanied by a soundtrack of buzzing boat engines. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on

Follow That Giraffe

dimanche 11 février 2018 par Brian Switek — The Sciences, Evolution
Ice age tracks put ancient giraffes in an unexpected place -- Read more on

Fossil Bat Stories, Part 1

samedi 10 février 2018 par Darren Naish — The Sciences, Evolution
Sometimes there just aren’t enough bats --

Debate Blooms over Anatomy of the World's First Flower

mardi 6 février 2018 par Heidi Ledford, Nature magazine — The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Some researchers say statistical prediction of the ancestral blossom yielded an unlikely structure -- Read more on

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