Julie loves raspberries

Gotta love solicitation bots! We especially like this particular variation on an all-too-frequent kind of “hey editor” solicitation. Our own blog post was about orangutans “blowing raspberries“: ——————————– hey Marc, Hope you’re having a good day, sorry to interrupt you :) I’m emailing because I found a page on your site that mentions something about raspberries: https://improbable.com/…/orang-utans-blow-raspberries-…/ […]

Do orangutans prefer functional tools or non-functional tools?

Orangutans (Pongo spp.) have been observed to spontaneously use tools of various kinds to achieve their objectives. But researchers from The Great Ape Trust, Des Moines, IA, and Iowa State University wondered whether, given the choice, they might prefer to go for a functional tool (stiff) or a non-functional (floppy) tool. Their experimental study presented […]