THINGS WE LEARNT THIS MONTH

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CHIM­PANZEES’ BEDS ARE CLEANER THAN OURS

This may not come as a sur­prise to par­ents of teenagers, but a study by North Carolina State Univer­sity has found that the tree­top beds that chim­panzees make each evening have far fewer bac­te­ria, par­a­sites and fae­cal par­ti­cles than hu­man beds.

WEEK­END LIE-INS CAN HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

Sleepy heads re­joice! Hav­ing a week­end lie-in to catch up on sleep could ex­tend our life­times, re­searchers at the Univer­sity of Ox­ford have found. Zzz.

SHARKS LIKE JAZZ

Re­searchers in Syd­ney who trained baby Port Jack­son sharks to go to a feed­ing sta­tion each time they heard mu­sic have found they re­spond more pos­i­tively to jazz than clas­si­cal. Nice.

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