Archive for April 21st, 2017:

Fish ‘pool’ their experience to solve problems

Image copyright St Andrews University Fish pool their experience to solve problems collectively, according to new research. They might only have a little bit of information about their environment, but in a group, different animals might have separate but complementary information about a particular problem. Some may know where to find food but not how

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‘Gibraltar-sized’ space rock passes Earth

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR Image caption This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using Nasa’s Goldstone Solar System Radar in California’s Mojave Desert A large asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar has passed safely by Earth. The object, measured to be almost a kilometre wide, came within five times the

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Amur leopards will be off-show to visitors at Scottish park

Image copyright Jan Morse Image caption Arina is one of the leopards coming to the Scottish park Two of the world’s rarest big cats are to join a zoo’s collection, but visitors will not be able to see them. A female and a male Amur leopard are being introduced to a new enclosure at the

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