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Orangutan, Heal Thyself

For the first time, scientists observed a primate in the wild treating a wound with a plant that has medicinal…

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Health

Vaccines Didn’t Turn Back Mpox, Study Finds. People Did.

The News The 2022 outbreak of mpox, previously known as monkeypox, was curbed in large part by drastic changes in…

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Polly Wants a Cracker, but She Wants to Make It Easier to Chew

Goffin’s cockatoos, long known as adept tool users, are the first parrots found to alter their food by dipping it…

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This Elephant Taught Herself to Peel Bananas

An elephant at the Berlin Zoo can use her trunk to peel bananas, an unusual behavior she engages in only…

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No, Female Mice Are Not More Erratic

A new study challenges a century-old assumption used to exclude female mice from scientific research because of their hormonal cycles.

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