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Chimpanzees are intelligent enough to appreciate how big a pint of liquid is, or the volume of any other measure. That shows they have an ability to gauge the difference between continuous quantities, such as a pint or half pint of non-alcoholic fruit juice. Previously, apes have only been known to differentiate discrete quantities, such as eight sweets over five.

2010-02-23

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Cats and dogs have at last got something in common - at least when it comes to quenching their thirst. Until now, it was thought that they used remarkably different techniques to drink: for felines, an elegant lap; for canines, a messy scoop. But scientists have shown the domestic rivals both use the same subtle balance between inertia and gravity to draw liquid into their mouths.

2011-05-25

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