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Cannibalism is common in the animal kingdom – here’s why for humans it’s the ultimate taboo

Cannibalism is common in the animal kingdom – here’s why for humans it’s the ultimate taboo Chimpanzees have no qualms eating their own kind. imagIN.gr photography/Shutterstock Vulnerable spadefoot tadpoles eat their smaller competitors to speed towards toadhood as quickly as possible. Gulls and pelicans are among bird species that eat hatchlings for food or to prevent the spread of disease. In insect species such as the praying mantis or the…

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Plants can tell time even without a brain – here’s how

Plants can tell time even without a brain – here’s how Got the time? Sameer mishra/Shutterstock Anyone who has travelled across multiple time zones and suffered jet lag will understand just how powerful our biological clocks are. In fact, every cell in the human body has its own molecular clock, which is capable of generating a daily rise and fall in the number of many proteins the body produces over…

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