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Female guppies, quail and finches tend to mate with males that look like the males they have seen other females paired with. Such “mate choice copying” can pay off. If it is difficult to choose the best mating material, or takes a lot of time and energy, it makes sense to go with what works for the other girls. Yet although human mate selection suffers just such difficulties, there has been little evidence that women do this, until now.

2007-01-17

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Scientists believe they are a step closer to discovering why some species of bird mimic the sounds made by other birds, animals and even humans.

2010-04-06

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Young New Caledonian crows learn to use tools by going to "tool-school", where they can observe their parents at work. These crows are renowned for their extraordinary intelligence and ability to fashion tools to solve problems. Now a new study has revealed more about how they do it: wild New Caledonian crows live in unusually small family groups, scientists say. That allows parent birds to take juveniles to tool-using sites, and...

2010-10-26

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... the emergence of "physibles," or downloadable data sets hosted on the Pirate Bay that would allow (potentially copyrighted) objects to be reproduced at home by 3D printers. The idea is that we won't just share music files or movie torrents, but actual physical objects; I could thus print an IKEA table or a Quistgaard peppermill at home, without ever purchasing an original object...

2012-02

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