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Domestication has not made dogs cooperate more with each other compared to wolves

Following domestication, dogs should be more tolerant and cooperative with conspecifics and humans compared to wolves. This is at least often...

(Web-Redaktion on 10/17/2017)

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Usutu virus is back – not only in blackbirds but also in humans

Usutu virus, a flavivirus of African origin, was first detected in Austria in 2001, when it caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds. The...

(Web-Redaktion on 10/13/2017)

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Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memory

Pigs are socially competent and capable of learning. But the combination of these two skills, i.e. learning by observing others, has been...

(Web-Redaktion on 10/11/2017)

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Party discipline for jumping genes

Jumping genes, as transposons are also called, are a part of the genome of most organisms. They are aggregated into families according to their...

(Web-Redaktion on 09/22/2017)

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Foster tadpoles trigger parental instinct in poison frogs

Poison frogs, especially male poison frogs, are very caring parents. After the tadpoles hatch, the males piggyback their offspring to distant pools...

(Web-Redaktion on 09/20/2017)

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