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Daily Mail
Why 'smart drugs' can make you LESS clevermake you LESS clever - especially if you're naturally intelligent Nadira Faber
Why 'smart drugs' can make you LESS clever
Daily Mail / Posted 17 hours ago
make you LESS clever - especially if you're naturally intelligent Nadira Faber is a research fellow in psychology at the University of Oxford Figures suggest 20% of people admit to having taken smart drugs But Ms Faber warns some types can... Read more
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Banbury Guardian
HORTON UPDATE: Trust explains maternity service downgradedelivering much larger numbers of births. “Following the withdrawal of trainin
HORTON UPDATE: Trust explains maternity service downgrade
Banbury Guardian / Posted 22 hours ago
delivering much larger numbers of births. “Following the withdrawal of training recognition, the Trust worked with the University of Oxford to find a different way of making middle grade obstetric posts attractive at the Horton. Clinical... Read more
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PhysOrg
There's a funny atmosphere on Neptune...Neptune is the outermost plant in our solar system, and its atmosphere holds pl
There's a funny atmosphere on Neptune...
PhysOrg / Posted 23 hours ago
Neptune is the outermost plant in our solar system, and its atmosphere holds plenty of interest for physicists. Credit: University of Oxford It has been the farthest planet from the Sun since Pluto's 'relegation', but despite Neptune's remoteness in... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Blood cancer is associated with considerably higher healthcare costs than other cancersbillion people worldwide. This equates to about one in every four people. A te
Blood cancer is associated with considerably higher healthcare costs than other cancers
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
billion people worldwide. This equates to about one in every four people. A team of health economics researchers from the University of Oxford and King’s College London conducted two studies to estimate the economic cost of treating blood... Read more
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The Register
UK employers still reluctant to hire recent CompSci gradsDegree Accreditation and Graduate Employability, by Nigel Shadbolt, Professoria
UK employers still reluctant to hire recent CompSci grads
The Register / Posted yesterday
Degree Accreditation and Graduate Employability, by Nigel Shadbolt, Professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. A report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills published in May 2016 estimates that there... Read more
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Oxford Mail
City of Oxford's girls shine with silver medal at British Junior ChampionshipsMirella McGee, Susie Dear, Dani Shrosbree, Grace Macdonald, Jessica Brown, Emil
City of Oxford's girls shine with silver medal at British Junior Championships
Oxford Mail / Posted yesterday
Mirella McGee, Susie Dear, Dani Shrosbree, Grace Macdonald, Jessica Brown, Emily Herridge and cox, Alice McWilliam The University of Oxford featured in the women's single where Flo Pickles won a bronze medal, the same hue that her lightweight... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Donna Miles-Mojab: Talk can end cycle of terror between Isis and Westglory and renown. So, if a strong response is not the solution, what is? Profe
Donna Miles-Mojab: Talk can end cycle of terror between Isis and West
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
glory and renown. So, if a strong response is not the solution, what is? Professor Richardson, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, believes engaging the enemy is the only way of establishing if there are political goals that can be... Read more
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FOX News
Why comparing yourself to others is normalin studies of social cognition, said study researcher Marco Wittmann, a doctora
Why comparing yourself to others is normal
FOX News / Posted yesterday
in studies of social cognition, said study researcher Marco Wittmann, a doctoral student in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Oxford in England, so it wasn't too surprising to see that it plays a role in gauging one's performance against... Read more
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UB Reporter - Buffalo University
Helping low-income and immigrant communities - University at Buffalowhere she studied philosophy and English literature, and she also earned a mast
Helping low-income and immigrant communities - University at Buffalo
UB Reporter - Buffalo University / Posted yesterday
where she studied philosophy and English literature, and she also earned a master’s degree in refugee studies from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. In addition to her teaching, she has written about labor organizing, human... Read more
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Daily Mail
People estimate their own abilities based on others, says a new studyon a regular basis, but until now, relatively little has been known about which
People estimate their own abilities based on others, says a new study
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
on a regular basis, but until now, relatively little has been known about which brain regions are involved. A study at the University of Oxford saw participants playing a game that involved either assessing the colours of shapes or estimating... Read more
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New Kerala
People estimate own ability based on others' performance - newkerala.com #93500own performance in a rational manner, their estimates of themselves were partly
People estimate own ability based on others' performance - newkerala.com #93500
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
own performance in a rational manner, their estimates of themselves were partly merged with the performance of others," University of Oxford researcher Marco Wittmann said. Moreover, the degree of "self-other-mergence" is associated with an... Read more
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Evening Standard
The best baby gadgets for new parentsanyone?), Evans claims it’s backed by some robust science. “We worked with pro
The best baby gadgets for new parents
Evening Standard / Posted 2 days ago
anyone?), Evans claims it’s backed by some robust science. “We worked with professor Colin Espie, an expert from the University of Oxford, because he’s all about this almost Pavlovian ritual,” laughs Evans. “So your kids associate the music... Read more
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Business Wire
Hansa Medical Interim Report April – June 2016- Enzyme based antibody Enhancement – is a recently added development program.
Hansa Medical Interim Report April – June 2016
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
- Enzyme based antibody Enhancement – is a recently added development program. Preclinical research performed at the University of Oxford indicated that using IdeS or EndoS prior to an antibody based cancer immunotherapy, like anti-CD20 in... Read more
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PhysOrg
XX protection against age-related mutationsto the protective effect of having two copies of the X chromosome. In this stu
XX protection against age-related mutations
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
to the protective effect of having two copies of the X chromosome. In this study, carried out in collaboration with the University of Oxford, researchers analysed the lifespans of male and female fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster), having... Read more
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Raw Story
Fish can recognize human faces, study findsof the brain which other animals use for sophisticated visual recognition. The
Fish can recognize human faces, study finds
Raw Story / Posted 2 days ago
of the brain which other animals use for sophisticated visual recognition. The research, conducted by scientists from the University of Oxford and Australia’s University of Queensland, wanted to test the long-held belief that differentiating... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The car company that ripped off Land Rover - here's why it might get away with iteven a Ferrari," said Frederick Mostert, past president of the International Tr
The car company that ripped off Land Rover - here's why it might get away with it
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
even a Ferrari," said Frederick Mostert, past president of the International Trademark Association and a research fellow at University of Oxford and Peking University. To prove a point, he bought one and traveled with it and shows pictures of it at... Read more
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Business Wire
Hansa Medical acquires rights to cancer immunotherapy using antibody-modulating enzymesHansa Medical AB (publ) (STO:HMED) today announced the acquisition of UK based
Hansa Medical acquires rights to cancer immunotherapy using antibody-modulating enzymes
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
Hansa Medical AB (publ) (STO:HMED) today announced the acquisition of UK based Immago Biosystems Ltd, a University of Oxford-spinout focused on the enhancement of antibody based cancer therapies using antibody-modulating enzymes. The founders of... Read more
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Business Wire
Ethris Adds Three New Members to its Board of Directorsin London and gained his ACA qualifications. He is a member of the ICAEW and ha
Ethris Adds Three New Members to its Board of Directors
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
in London and gained his ACA qualifications. He is a member of the ICAEW and has an MA (Oxon) in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, UK. About Ethris GmbH: Ethris is paving a new path from genes to therapeutic proteins using its... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Turns out, obesity is three times deadlier for men than womenis second only to smoking as a cause of premature death in Europe and North Ame
Turns out, obesity is three times deadlier for men than women
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
is second only to smoking as a cause of premature death in Europe and North America," said co-author Sir Richard Peto, University of Oxford, adding "Smoking causes about a quarter of all premature deaths in Europe and in North America, and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Low wages mean most of Britain's poor families are in WORKING householdsclaim the hundreds of food banks dotted around the country have become a perman
Low wages mean most of Britain's poor families are in WORKING households
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
claim the hundreds of food banks dotted around the country have become a permanent feature of 21st Century Britain. University of Oxford and University of Chester academics carried out a two-year probe into emergency food use, gathering data... Read more
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redOrbit
Ducklings are much smarter than you think, study findsJuly 14, 2016 by Brett Smith Researchers from the University of Oxford reveal
Ducklings are much smarter than you think, study finds
redOrbit / Posted 4 days ago
July 14, 2016 by Brett Smith Researchers from the University of Oxford revealed ducklings can understand the concepts of 'same' and 'different', a capability only observed in intelligent animals... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Hillsborough sculptor Tom Murphy given top award from Liverpool Universityfor describing how the HIV virus evades the body’s immune defences. 9) Prof Da
Hillsborough sculptor Tom Murphy given top award from Liverpool University
Liverpool Echo / Posted 4 days ago
for describing how the HIV virus evades the body’s immune defences. 9) Prof Dame Carol Robinson – professor of chemistry at the University of Oxford who is recognised for her use of mass spectrometry in research into the 3D structure of pr... Read more
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The Scientist
Study: Ducklings Can Think Abstractlyto discover that they can recognize abstract traits—color and shape—as properti
Study: Ducklings Can Think Abstractly
The Scientist / Posted 4 days ago
to discover that they can recognize abstract traits—color and shape—as properties of their “mother.” Researchers from University of Oxford, U.K., presented ducklings with a “mother” composed of two blocks, shaped as a combination of two cubes,... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study produces most detailed picture to date of genetics underlying type 2 diabetesmight interrupt the development of the disease. Mark McCarthy, from the Wellco
Study produces most detailed picture to date of genetics underlying type 2 diabetes
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
might interrupt the development of the disease. Mark McCarthy, from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford, one of three senior authors on the paper, said: "This study highlights both the challenges we face, and... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Brexit May Risk Britain's Health And Science Researchnegotiate with the EU to keep research funding and control migration. This vid
Brexit May Risk Britain's Health And Science Research
KGTV San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
negotiate with the EU to keep research funding and control migration. This video includes clips from BBC, CCTV, Channel 4 News, RT, U.K. Parliament, European Parliament, France 24 and the University of Oxford. Music provided courtesy of APM... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Brexit May Risk Britain's Health And Science Researchnegotiate with the EU to keep research funding and control migration. This vid
Brexit May Risk Britain's Health And Science Research
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 5 days ago
negotiate with the EU to keep research funding and control migration. This video includes clips from BBC, CCTV, Channel 4 News, RT, U.K. Parliament, European Parliament, France 24 and the University of Oxford. Music provided courtesy of APM... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Brexit May Risk Britain's Health And Science Researchnegotiate with the EU to keep research funding and control migration. This vid
Brexit May Risk Britain's Health And Science Research
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 5 days ago
negotiate with the EU to keep research funding and control migration. This video includes clips from BBC, CCTV, Channel 4 News, RT, U.K. Parliament, European Parliament, France 24 and the University of Oxford. Music provided courtesy of APM... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Brexit May Risk Britain's Health And Science Researchnegotiate with the EU to keep research funding and control migration. This vid
Brexit May Risk Britain's Health And Science Research
KIVI Boise / Posted 5 days ago
negotiate with the EU to keep research funding and control migration. This video includes clips from BBC, CCTV, Channel 4 News, RT, U.K. Parliament, European Parliament, France 24 and the University of Oxford. Music provided courtesy of APM... Read more
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Aljazeera
The real reason behind Nice lorry massacreterrifically facile. But it is humanity's one legitimate hope against bloodshed
The real reason behind Nice lorry massacre
Aljazeera / Posted 5 days ago
terrifically facile. But it is humanity's one legitimate hope against bloodshed over differences by people who bleed the same. Morwari Zafar is an international security consultant and a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of... Read more
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metro
Ducklings are capable of abstract thoughtof abstract thought.Dad who confronted school bully faces losing his job Alex
Ducklings are capable of abstract thought
metro / Posted 7 days ago
of abstract thought.Dad who confronted school bully faces losing his job Alex Kacelnik and Antone Martinho III from the University of Oxford believe their surprising findings tell us more about how ducklings’ brains work. Martinho told the... Read more
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The New Statesman
Word of the week: Mayssacrebe possible to champion reform within Europe, providing a viable EU-based alter
Word of the week: Mayssacre
The New Statesman / Posted 7 days ago
be possible to champion reform within Europe, providing a viable EU-based alternative. No harm in trying! Emily Jones is Associate Professor in Public Policy (Global Economic Governance) at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of O... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Study suggests ducklings understand same vs differentfor their ability to imprint on someone (usually their mother) or something sho
Study suggests ducklings understand same vs different
ScienceBlogs / Posted 7 days ago
for their ability to imprint on someone (usually their mother) or something shortly after hatching. Researchers at the University of Oxford were interested in understanding more about learning and memory in ducklings. Specifically, they wanted... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relativesas was thought previously, these people could have expanded into east Asia, say
Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
as was thought previously, these people could have expanded into east Asia, says Michael Petraglia, an archaeologist at the University of Oxford, UK. Other evidence backs up this hypothesis: excavations at a cave in Daoxian in China's Hunan... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New treatment may destroy HIV's last refugehiding place, in laboratory conditions, offering hope of a viable treatment. P
New treatment may destroy HIV's last refuge
News-Medical-Net / Posted 7 days ago
hiding place, in laboratory conditions, offering hope of a viable treatment. Professor Lucy Dorrell and her team at the University of Oxford worked with Immunocore Ltd - a UK biotechnology company based in Oxfordshire - to investigate the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Zoologist bemoans the continuing loss of butterfly speciesCredit: CC0 Public Domain (Phys.org)—Jeremy Thomas, a zoologist with the Univer
Zoologist bemoans the continuing loss of butterfly species
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
Credit: CC0 Public Domain (Phys.org)—Jeremy Thomas, a zoologist with the University of Oxford, has written a Perspective piece for the journal Science offering an overview of the declining numbers of butterfly species around the globe and the reasons... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
This Video of Ntokozo Qwabe Celebrating the End of Exams Will Start Your Weekend RightAfter a tumultuous year at the University of Oxford, #RhodesMustFall activist N
This Video of Ntokozo Qwabe Celebrating the End of Exams Will Start Your Weekend Right
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
After a tumultuous year at the University of Oxford, #RhodesMustFall activist Ntokozo Qwabe is about to graduate from the elite British university. And he's celebrating with a dance thats setting Facebook alight. Writing on Facebook, Qwabe said,... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Britain's diabetic leader reflects differing healthcare systemsare sometimes quite poorly diagnosed and treated for chronic diseases,” said Al
Britain's diabetic leader reflects differing healthcare systems
Los Angeles Times / Posted 8 days ago
are sometimes quite poorly diagnosed and treated for chronic diseases,” said Alastair Gray, a health economist at the University of Oxford. “The U.K. system puts less emphasis on providing the best for some and instead provides a more... Read more
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PhysOrg
New research reveals genetic reason that some chickens are resistant to bird fluinternational research centre working to improve the health of farm animals wor
New research reveals genetic reason that some chickens are resistant to bird flu
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
international research centre working to improve the health of farm animals worldwide), also included specialists from the University of Oxford and The Francis Crick Institute in London and was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Bacteria windfarms and 3D coral reefs: the best green innovations of the weeksmartphones globally. Solar-powered phones have been featured in this round-up
Bacteria windfarms and 3D coral reefs: the best green innovations of the week
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 8 days ago
smartphones globally. Solar-powered phones have been featured in this round-up before, but now researchers from the University of Oxford have created miniscule bacteria "wind farms", which could be used to charge and power small electrical... Read more
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CNET
Wise quackers: Study shows baby ducks understand 'same' and 'different'They're cute, they're cuddly and they're ... smart too? A new study from Univer
Wise quackers: Study shows baby ducks understand 'same' and 'different'
CNET / Posted 8 days ago
They're cute, they're cuddly and they're ... smart too? A new study from University of Oxford researchers, reported in the Science journal, shows that sweet widdle baby ducklings can brag up their brainpower when it comes to separating "same" from... Read more
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11 News Houston
Move over apes, ducks just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducks just outsmarted you
11 News Houston / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted you
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted you
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted you
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted you
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted you
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted you
KING5 Seattle / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted you
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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First Coast News
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted you
First Coast News / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted youducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Anton
Move over apes, ducklings just outsmarted you
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 8 days ago
ducklings are the first species shown to do this right after birth," said Antone Martinho, a doctoral student at the U.K.'s University of Oxford Department of Zoology and the study's lead author. "We now think that many or most bird species that... Read more
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