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Apr 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) select a certain type of wood to make their nests, says a team of biologists from the United States. A male chimpanzee at the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Uganda. Image credit: © Caroline Deimel, 2012 Daily construction of a nest is a universal behavior among large-bodied hominoids. Among chimpanzees, most populations select certain tree species to sleep in more frequently than other, but the reason for selecting a...

Apr 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Biologists from the United States and Mexico have described a new orchid species from a mountainous area in central Panama. Lophiaris silverarum. Image...

Apr 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Marine biologists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and three Canadian research organizations have described four new species of...

Apr 15, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

Herpetologists from the University of Tulsa and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have described a new species of salamander from Lake Catherine State...

Apr 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study on the skulls of Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) and Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), published in the journal Biology Letters, offers explanation...

Apr 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Petrocephalus boboto and Petrocephalus arnegardi, two new species of weakly electric fish, have been described from the Congo River. Petrocephalus boboto...

Apr 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Male Eurasian jays, Garrulus glandarius, are able to disengage from their own current desires to feed female food that she wants, says a group of scientists...

Apr 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An extremely rare oarfish has been captured on camera in the shallow waters of the Gulf of California. Shedd Aquarium kayakers filmed this 4-m-long Giant...

Apr 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Dr Robert McCormack from the Australian Aquatic Biological Pty’s Australian Crayfish Project has described a new species of crayfish from the swamps...