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September 21, 2010

 

orangutan hanging out

Orangutan Charades: How Orangutans Communicate

Raspberries, kiss squeaks, and grumphs are all noises made by orangutans. Learn how orangutans communicate and use gestures.

April 8, 2010

 

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Why Are Chimps Unafraid Of Fire?

Why are chimps unafraid of fire? It may be because they know where the flame are going...

February 9, 2010

 

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Monkey Mother Love

Did you know that rhesus macaque monkey moms have demonstrated mothering behavior similar to humans?

February 16, 2009

 

Assorted color toothpicks

Prehistoric Toothpicks

Fossil teeth are the most durable remnants that anthropologists work with, and some of these ancient teeth display a curious set of grooves.

July 12, 2008

 

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Welcome to the Anthropocene

Has human activity changed our planet so much that it's now time to rename the current epoch?

April 22, 2008

 

Neanderthal Skull Replica

Left Exposed to Extinction

The Neanderthals were smart, tough, and well-adapted to the cold where they lived in regions north of Africa, so what happened to them?

March 26, 2008

 

The author's Grandmother

The Grandmother Hypothesis

In most species, the females die once they hit menopause and no longer reproduce. Why do human females live long after they're no longer able to have children?

December 12, 2007

 

Chimpanzee sitting upright

Humans Take A Stand Part 1

Among all the primates, we humans are the only ones that stand on two legs. How did it come about that we do every day what nobody else does?

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