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Environment can affect personalities of ant colonies, study finds | SmartBrief

Ant colonies appear to have personalities that are molded by their environment, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "Some colonies are much more happy to take risks in their daily activities, while other colonies are a lot less likely to take risks," said research leader Sarah Bengston of the University of Arizona. The personality of colonies can be affected by their location, with risk-taking personalities more common in the colder climes of the north, researchers suggest.
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Study raises concerns about bacteria found in soap dispensers | SmartBrief

Microbiologists at GOJO Industries, which created Purell, found that public soap dispensers can contaminate soap so much that skin may be dirtier after hand-washing.
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