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  • But to call the veined octopus a tool-making animal is, it seems to me, a bit of scientific overreach.

    Octopodic quibble

  • Elders pass on knowledge of poisonous food, the location of water supplies and important skills such as tool-making.

    Grandparents were key to prehistoric man's survival

  • Stefan Kirschsieper , owner of German tool-making company Walter Kottmann GmbH, said orders rose 34% in the first quarter from a year ago, as strong export markets in Central Europe, Russia and Latin America offset weakness in Southern Europe.

    Euro Zone Expands, at Two Speeds

  • From knapping flint into arrowheads, to those ponderous early printing presses which slowly turned out thousands of printed pages, to the extraordinary phone/computer/camera which now sits in our pockets, humans are definitely tool-making critters.

    Ken White: New Digs for the Dogs, And Everyone Else

  • As a 20-year-old semi-professional he worked in a tool-making company and got himself picked as the workers' union representative.

    The Ballad of Sir Alex

  • "Everything that's even loosely connected with construction was in the doldrums at the end of the year," says Stefan Kirschsieper , owner of German tool-making company Walter Kottmann GmbH.

    Snow Damps Euro-Zone Recovery

  • But to call the veined octopus a tool-making animal is, it seems to me, a bit of scientific overreach.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • While things are not as black-and-white as my 9th grade science teacher explained, no other species has our degree of tool-making skill.

    Ken White: New Digs for the Dogs, And Everyone Else

  • Other scientists quickly confirmed tool-making a nd omnivorous habits of chimpanzees.

    From Savage to Savvy: A New Understanding of Chimps

  • The growing length of childhood coevolved with the enlarging of the brain -- which has tripled in size over the last 2.5 million years, since the time of the first tool-making hominids -- and with the development of complex bonding, which includes friendship, romantic love, parent-child attachment and loyalty to a group.

    Rick Hanson, Ph.D.: How Did Humans Evolve The Most Loving Brain On Earth?

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