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Chimps Reveal Their Taste in Music

If you ever run into a group of chimpanzees in a record store, you may find them congregating around the Indian classical section. Credit: Getty Creative That's according to a new study that tested the musical tastes of humans' primate cousins. The researchers found that while chimpanzees shun the steadily strong beats common in Western genres, they like Indian ragas and Akan tunes from West Africa. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music," study co-author Frans de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University in Atlanta, said in a statement. Rather, the researchers used music from Africa, India and Japan to test how the primates reacted to specific acoustic...

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How close is too close? A brown bear in Alaska has no problem getting comfortable right next to a campsite. Luckily, it just wants to sit by the water for a minute and then continue on its way. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Dog Plays Fetch On Its Own Cat Plays Jenga Dog and Elephant Play Together in the Water...

A major oil and gas company has pledged to stop plumbing for oil in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and United States authorities pressured the firm to halt operations in the region. Credit: Getty Editorial Soco International Inc., an oil and gas production company headquartered in London, has agreed to cease development work in the area within 30 days, according to company representatives. RELATED: Primates at Risk The African park - the oldest national park on the continent - is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is home to a diverse array of animals, including hippopotamuses, "critically endangered" mountain gorillas...