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Van Cats Not Deaf and Can Hear Pretty Well, Research Finds
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Jeri
- 7 days ago - dailysabah.com
Research conducted on eastern Turkey's Van cats, which are commonly known as being deaf or having very poor hearing capability, showed that the silky white, odd-eyed and water-loving felines can hear pretty well.
Problem-Solving Budgies Make More Attractive Mates
Offbeat  (tags: research, study, interesting, budgerigars, mating )

Naoko
- 183 days ago - forbes.com
Direct observation of problem-solving skills in male budgerigars increases their attractiveness to females and this mate preference may contribute to the evolution of enhanced cognitive abilities underlying such skills
How Trees Secretly Talk to Each Other in the Forest (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: trees, communication, research, Science, Trees, Biology, Ecology, Forests, Boreal Forests, Old-Growth Forest, Plants, Fungi, mycorrhizae, National Geographic video )

Evelyn
- 310 days ago - video.nationalgeographic.com
What do trees talk about? In the Douglas fir forests of Canada, see how trees "talk" to each other by forming underground symbiotic relationships - called mycorrhizae - with fungi to relay stress signals and share resources with one another.
Worlds Oldest Known Spider Dies In Australia At The Age Of 43
Offbeat  (tags: ancient, discovery, history, interesting, news, research, science, scientists, spiders, study, unusual, wildlife, world )

Caree
- 442 days ago - cnet.com
The female trapdoor spider known as Number 16 passed away in Australia, leaving scientists who'd been studying her feeling "miserable" about her death. "To our knowledge this is the oldest spider ever recorded, and her significant life has allowed us -
Four Baboons Escape Texas Research Lab
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Lone
- 446 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Four baboons, bred and held in captivity for research, experienced 30 minutes of freedom after they worked together to escape from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute this week.
QUIZ - This Floral Pattern Test Will Reveal What Kind Of Introvert You Are
Offbeat  (tags: quiz, floral patterns, test, introvert, research, basic types, introversion, personality, interesting, society, humans )

Lone
- 519 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Recent research suggests that there are four basic types of introversion. Let's see what type matches your personality.
Researcher Tells of Surprises Discovered About Cougars
Offbeat  (tags: mountain lions, research, surprises, discoveries, wildlife )

Jeri
- 526 days ago - peninsuladailynews.com
A 17-year study in northwest Wyoming found that social tolerance among mountain lions was largely driven by direct reciprocity, Mark Elbroch said in a Studium Generale presentation Thursday.
Paws for Thought: Study to Expose the Secret Lives of Perth Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, research, pets )

Jeri
- 542 days ago - watoday.com.au
Ever let your cat out, watched it vanish and wondered where it goes and what it does all day? New research involving Perth cats might help satisfy your curiosity.
THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD. THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE. PT 2.
Offbeat  (tags: research, investigation, science, bizarre, unusual, Pseudoscience )

David
- 833 days ago - searchingforreason.net
...a story based on the "LEGEND."
Cats May Understand Cause And Effect, Study Finds
Offbeat  (tags: cats, study, research )

Jeri
- 1108 days ago - popsci.com
Science is getting closer to proving that yes, your cats are probably smarter than you. According to a study from researchers in Japan, cats seem to understand physics and cause and effect.
One Armed Chimp Waits In Line For A Cup Of Water
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Angie
- 1168 days ago - thedodo.com
A 39 year old chimp named Bullet has been poked and prodded for most of his life. He was put under anesthesia over 400 times, underwent 55 liver biopsies, and he lost an arm just after his capture in the wild at age 3. And then he was abandoned on a strin
Fairy Tale Origins Thousands of Years Old, Researchers Say
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- 1273 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast can be traced back thousands of years, according to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon. Using techniques normally employed by biologists, academics studied links between stories from around the world
France Drug Test: Man Left Brain-Dead After Clinical Trial Dies
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Wendy
- 1275 days ago - msn.com
A shocking case of misinformation, to frighten people off using cannabis as a pain killer,in my opinion -&- why no public retraction? . The drug that was being trialled is not known, despite reports it was a new cannabinoid-based painkiller.- read on ..
Pesticide Exposure in Bumblebees 'Harms Pollination'
Offbeat  (tags: chemicals, pollinating crops, bees, research )


- 1334 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Bees exposed to nicotine-like pesticides are not as good at pollinating crops, research suggests.
No, A Study Did NOT Find That Your Cat Wants To Kill You
Offbeat  (tags: cats, study, research )

Jeri
- 1348 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Read the research before you believe the headlines.
 

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