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/ Jun 29, 2018

Crows 'reverse engineer' tools from memory: study

New Caledonian crows use mental pictures to twist twigs into hooks and make other tools, according to a provocative study that suggests the notoriously clever birds pass on successful designs to future generations, a hallmark of culture. "We find evidence for a specific type of ...

Only 1% of Japan's largest coral reef is healthy, study finds

May 18, 2018

Only 1% of Japan's largest coral reef is healthy, study finds

Japan's largest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only 1 percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study. The overall volume of coral in Sekisei Lagoon near Okinawa had already plunged by 80 ...

Toss back big fish, especially females: study

/ May 11, 2018

Toss back big fish, especially females: study

When fishing, laws often require anglers to throw back any fish that are too small. But a study Thursday found it is more important to toss back big ones, especially females. That is because they produce far more eggs — and larger ones — than ...