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How do animals solve problems?
Thu, 15 Apr 2021
James Cook University researchers believe studying individual animals - rather than groups or species - may unlock the secret of how animals solve problems.

Motherhood makes crazy ants lazy
Thu, 1 Apr 2021
Removing queens from a colony of yellow crazy ants can trigger worker ants to produce offspring, and it makes them lazier and less able to protect their nest.

Shell middens rewrite history of submerged coastal landscapes in North America & Europe
Tue, 23 Mar 2021
The excavation of shell middens off two sites in the Gulf of Mexico and Northern Europe dating back to when the seabed was dry land thousands of years ago, reveal how they can offer new insights into the hidden history of submerged landscapes.

Who vanishes?
Wed, 17 Mar 2021
A James Cook University student is analysing the characteristics of long-term missing persons in an effort to help find them or prevent them going missing in the first place.

Weed invaders are getting faster
Tue, 16 Mar 2021
A new study from James Cook University shows invasive plants are adapting to new habitats and new climates at an increasing pace – and especially so in tropical environments.

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