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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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An ancient reef that once teemed with primitive sea life has been unearthed in Africa. Credit: Getty Editorial The reef, which dates to 548 million years ago, is the oldest animal-built reef ever found. RELATED: Life in Australia's Great Barrier Reef The coral-like creatures, dubbed Cloudina, may have built the superstructures to protect themselves from predators or to soak up the nutrients from ocean currents, said study co-author Rachel Wood, a geologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. (See Images of the Ancient Reef Fossils) During the Ediacaran Period, which lasted from about 635 million to 542 million years ago, all life lived in the sea, and most creatures were...