Tag Archives: Research

Insightful Chimps

A study in chimp behaviour has yielded some fascinating results regarding their problem solving abilities. In Aesop’s ancient fable, a crow uses stones to raise the water level in a pitcher in order to have a drink. The researchers have … Continue reading

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Frontier Style: Amphibious Cargo Pants

Ah cargo pants, the backbone of any research trip overseas. These ones from TAD are pretty special though. They are made of quick dry material so if you decide to take a dip you are guaranteed comfort once you’re out … Continue reading

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Giant ants love a bit of warm weather

With picnic season upon us we’re all a little weary of creepy crawlies getting into the sandwiches and cider, but at least they’re a manageable size… Scientists have discovered fossils in a lake in Wyoming, US of giant ants growing … Continue reading

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Monkey News

Ooo chimpanzee that etc. Scientists in Germany have discovered that old world monkeys have much better numerical skills than were originally thought. In a simple test of numeracy the long-tailed macaques were able to work out which plate of raisins … Continue reading

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Disco Jellyfish

This footage from the University of South Carolina was not an experiment to see whether Jellyfish were into House music but instead a study revealing how they feed. Scientists injected a coloured dye into the sand below them and watched … Continue reading

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Trapped like a Mouse Lemur

The Frontier Madagascar research team has been laying out traps to identify the small mammal species present in isolated forests in Northern Madagascar. Until recently, black rats were the most common hostage, but as the surveys progress, there have been … Continue reading

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Wild creatures caught on camera

The Frontier Cambodia Forest team have been gathering a growing database of biodiversity in the study area. Earlier this year, they found evidence of several endangered mammals in the Tonle Sap area, including the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), the hairy … Continue reading

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