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Chimpanzees observed treating wounds of others, using crushed insects

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For humans, the first instinct would be to disinfect it and then cover it with a bandage. But chimpanzees have invented a more creative method: catching insects and applying them directly to the open wound. Scientist...

Everything Went Fine review – wonderfully observed story of assisted dying

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François Ozon has brought a tremendous understated confidence and artistry to this very affecting film about euthanasia and assisted dying. There is a robust unsentimentality here, encapsulated by the throwaway gestur...

Luzzu review – beautifully observed study of fishers trying to stay afloat

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Awash in blues and yellows, the colours of the traditional Maltese fishing boat known as a luzzu, Alex Camilleri’s debut is nothing short of a future neo-realist classic. Enveloped in the gentle rippling of the cerule...

Paul by Daisy Lafarge review – a beautifully observed debut

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Contrary to its title’s implication, there are three significant figures shaping the course of Daisy Lafarge’s debut novel. Besides Paul himself, a charismatic, self-taught anthropologist who runs a chaotic farm-strok...

The Con Artists by Luke Healy review – a beautifully observed masterpiece

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I might as well come come straight to the point: The Con Artists by Luke Healy is my favourite graphic novel of the year so far, and to be honest, it might just be among my favourite comics ever. I’ve already read it ...

Wild cockatoos observed using tools as ‘cutlery’ to extract seeds from tropical fruit

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Wild cockatoos have been observed using three types of tools as “cutlery” to extract seeds from tropical fruit. Researchers made the discovery while studying Goffin’s cockatoos on the Tanimbar Islands, a remote archip...