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Can the Friend of My Friend Be My Enemy?

April 22, 2013

image of rock hyrax Just as humans can follow complex social situations in deciding who to befriend or to abandon, it turns out that animals use the same level of sophistication in judging social configurations, according to a new study that advances understanding of the structure of animal social networks. Full Story

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