Curious Meerkat

A science blog covering a range of topics including evolution, conservation, medicine, the environment and biotechnology.
Added: June 07, 2014
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Category: Science
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The five colours we don’t learn

Colour exists on a continuum, and yet human language is surprisingly consistent in how it categorises colours. Scientists tested infants’ ability to distinguish different hues covering the entire colour spectrum. They found that infants d ...

Mongoose pups conceal their identity to stay alive

Infant mongooses rely on adults to escort them as they learn to forage. A new study finds that adult mongooses show no preference for their own offspring when choosing a pup to escort, and the authors suggest they may not be able to tell their ...

Sedentary hunter-gatherers domesticated mice

The advent of farming marks a huge change in human populations – a change in diet, social structure and a switch to a more sedentary lifestyle. As humans started storing grain for lengthy periods of time, the house mouse adapted to thrive ...

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