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October 12, 2018

 

Why Don’t Chimpanzees Get Cancer?

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

January 27, 2016

 

Humans have a higher impact on the oceans today from commercial-scale fishing.

Human Beings: Superpredators?

Technology enables humans to kill prey faster than they can replenish their population, putting many species at risk of extinction.

November 10, 2014

 

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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

 

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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

 

Well, I guess rats aren't all THAT bad. They're actually kind of cute.

Who You Calling a Rat?

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

August 28, 2009

 

Creatures That Yawn When Stimulated

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

August 17, 2009

 

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

 

Food Caching

Learn about the many animals that have mastered food caching!

December 12, 2007

 

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

 

Who’s More Evolved?

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

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