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Fongoli Chimps

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National Geographic (Mar. 15, 2012) — In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jill Pruetz, these savanna dwelling chimps, named the Fongoli group, may provide a unique insight into the study of evolution, early hominids and our earliest ancestors.
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Newsy (May 27, 2014) — A new study claims the complex system ants use to seek out and collect food is surprisingly efficient — and gets better as ants age. Video provided by Newsy
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Bio Imaging System Spawns New Theories of Evolution

Bio Imaging System Spawns New Theories of Evolution

Reuters (Oct. 6, 2013) — A pioneering bio-imaging system designed by British researchers is allowing unrivalled monitoring of hundreds of aquatic embryos simultaneously and could alter scientific thinking on heredity and evolution. Jim Drury has more.
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