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Has an ape ever drawn/painted something?

I know there are plenty of examples of apes making paintings and drawings, but has there ever been a recorded case of one representing something in their art?
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Why do simulations of dichromatic color vision portray medium wavelengths as yellow rather than green?

Please take the time to read & answer this at your own convenient pace. Is this even the right way to put this? Do you think this post better belongs in the Physics or Philosophy forums? This ...
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Will a dog develop similar feelings with a robot as like human?

I think we are connected to the world by Biochemistry first and then physical and verbal interactions. If a robot feeds a dog regularly, pampers it and cuddles it regularly, would it develop the same ...
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What Is This Tactic Called? (Banishing Adolescent Females)

I was watching a documentary about Meerkats the other day and one thing that stuck out to me was how the Mother of a family will banish her daughters once they reach adolescence. If the daughters try ...
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What is the evolutionary or biological origin of apathy and indifference. Is it uniquely a human thing?

I believe that social apathy is one of the main reasons why changes cannot easily be brought about in contemporary society due to the general lack of interest of the public, and this has ties with ...
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Why do live crabs in a bucket prevent each other from escaping?

It has been observed that crabs in a bucket will stop others from easily escaping. This observation has lead to the English language colloquialism crabs in a bucket....