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Brazilian monkeys found creating stone tools

Brazilian monkeys found creating stone tools

Creation of primitive stone tools has long been attributed to the early humans’ intelligence but that may change soon as a species of Brazilian monkeys has recently been found creating similar stone tools.

A team of researchers led by Tomos Proffitt of Oxford University said they were surprised when they saw bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) in a Brazilian forest creating stone tools.

The wild beasts were creating stone flakes, a sort of primitive tool that could be used as a blunt knife, by hitting one rock with another in a certain manner to break flakes.

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Facebook VP says he was treated “with a lot of respect” by Brazilian jail authorities

Facebook VP says he was treated “with a lot of respect” by Brazilian jail author

Facebook Vice President Diego Dzodan, who is based in São Paulo, said that he was treated with respect by Brazilian jail authorities this week, during his one-day detention resulting from an ongoing dispute between Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp and Brazilian law enforcement.

Dzodan disclosure about how he was treated by the Brazilian jail authorities came during the course of his Saturday address at a conference on business trends n Latin America. The conference organized by the students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.

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Study finds evidence of different sense of smell in men and women

Study finds evidence of different sense of smell in men and women

A new study has found evidence proving that men and women have a different sense of smell due to biological difference in the brain.

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Brazil tests new dengue vaccine successfully

Brazil tests new dengue vaccine successfully

A team of medical experts in Brazil has tested a new dengue vaccine, which was successful in alleviating the disease.

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Construction Work begins on 325m Tower in Amazon Basin to Monitor Climate Change

Construction Work begins on 325m Tower in Amazon Basin to Monitor Climate Change

Construction work has started on a 325m observation tower in the Amazon basin to help scientists keep a watch on climate change. Data on greenhouse gases, aerosol particles and weather patterns in one of the world's largest continuous rain forests will be gathered by researchers using the instruments housed in the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory.

Researchers will be able to investigate the alteration and movement of air masses through the forest over several hundred kilometers, thanks to the height of the tower.

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Researchers Uncover Evidence of Pterosaurs’ Colony in Southern Brazil

Researchers Uncover Evidence of Pterosaurs’ Colony in Southern Brazil

For the very first time, pterosaur bones have been found in the southern part of Brazil. A huge number of dinosaur bones were discovered at the outskirts of Cruzeiro do Oeste in the southern state of Parana.

Remains of at least 47 pterosaurs were found. Researchers were of the view that these fossils would be having young as well as adult individuals. The finding has not been seen before, therefore, researchers have named the new species as Caiuajara dobruskii.

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Rate of Deforestation in Indonesia has Surpassed Brazil

Rate of Deforestation in Indonesia has Surpassed Brazil

A recent study has shown that Indonesia lost approximately 60,000 sq km of virgin forest over a period of 12 years. This area is almost the area of Ireland.

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Brazil Levies Temporary Ban on Fishing of Piracatinga to Stop Killing of Pink Dolphin

Brazil Levies Temporary Ban on Fishing of Piracatinga to Stop Killing of Pink Do

Pink dolphin, also known as the Amazon River dolphin, lives in the natural habitat in many regions of Brazil. Its survival is under threat as fishermen catch them to use it as fishing bait to piracatinga, a type of catfish.

To stop the unnecessary killings of the pink dolphin, Brazil's government has levied temporary ban on fishing for piracatinga. Utimo Valadares, Ministry spokesman, said the move would help give ample time to fishermen to find out alternative bait for the piracatinga.

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Travelers Visiting Brazil for FIFA World Cup may Face Health and Safety Issues

Travelers Visiting Brazil for FIFA World Cup may Face Health and Safety Issues

There is a lot of excitement for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. But experts at the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said travelers may get exposed to an array of health and safety risks.

Dr. Joanna Gaines from the CDC's Geographic Medicine branch said traveling does pose safety and health issues. But as per Gaines, travelers visiting Brazil for viewing football world cup or the 2016 Olympics should be made aware that they are at an increased health risk.

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Four Insect Species in Brazil Found with Changed Sex Organs

Four Insect Species in Brazil Found with Changed Sex Organs

Four new species of insects have been discovered in Brazil with extreme gender role reversal. The female Neotrogla bug has been found with impressive size penis and has been found using it during mating with the male counterpart.

The unique discovery has been made by research team from the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil. The details of the discovery have been published in the journal Current Biology. The discovery of four different types of insects has baffled scientists and nature lovers alike.

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