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November 10, 2014

 

saber-toothed cat fossils

Quaternary extinctions: A prehistoric murder mystery?

About 178 species including the woolly mammoth and the saber-toothed cat disappeared tens of thousand of years ago. What brought about their demise?

October 7, 2014

 

Smiling young chimp

How Similar Are Humans and Chimps?

The same brain hormone affects feelings and behaviors in both chimps and humans, causing humans and chimps to share a variety of traits.

November 18, 2013

 

Three baby rats cuddle while sleeping.

Who You Calling a Rat?

It's not a flattering likeness, but rats and humans actually have a lot in common, including physiology.

July 30, 2013

 

snake on the jungle floor

Staying Warm

You probably already know that humans are warm-blooded, while creatures like snakes are cold-blooded. Scientists prefer the terms endothermic and ectothermic.

December 17, 2012

 

chimp side view of face

Why Humans (Not Chimps) Get Cancer

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

August 28, 2009

 

Close up of yawning lion

Creatures That Yawn When Stimulated

Humans yawn when sleepy to stay alert. But imagine yawning when you're already stimulated.

August 17, 2009

 

Dancing parrot at festival

Dancing Birds Get Funky With Rhythm

Want to improve your groove when it comes to the Funky Chicken or the Electric Slide? Maybe you could take a lesson from the birds.

September 17, 2008

 

nutcracker

Food Caching

Learn about the many animals that have mastered food caching!

December 12, 2007

 

Hand picking apple from tree

Humans Take A Stand Part 2

One theory as to why humans began walking upright notes that when our species was just getting its start, the ability to reach up for fruit was beneficial.

October 9, 2007

 

Chimp To Human Evolution

Who’s More Evolved?

Humans are more highly "evolved" than chimps, right?

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