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Understanding Orangutans Through Eye Movement
2012-11-28 12:28:43

A neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and sensory systems research is using eye tracking equipment on orangutans to better understand visual cognition of humans and apes, and also help provide a better life for captive bred animals.

Similarities Between Operatic Soprano Singers And Helium-Huffing Monkeys Detailed
2012-08-23 13:53:06

If you are not a fan of opera music, you may have already assumed the similarities of a classic music form and the shrieks of helium-huffing monkeys.

Image 1 - 'Taung Child' Fossil Reveals Hominin Brain Evolution
2012-05-08 12:12:29

The reexamination of an ancestral human fossil found almost 90 years ago indicates that evolutionary changes in human brain development started 2.5 million years ago, about the time these ancestors began to walk upright.

2012-04-02 11:13:48

It seems that “Lucy” was not the only hominin on the block in northern Africa about 3 million years ago.

2012-01-12 10:11:25

Celebrities are channeling a distant relative with what Harper’s Bazaar describes as the latest trend in nail fashion for 2012: claws. But this may not be the first time primates traded their nails for claws.

2011-10-20 13:42:12

Osteoporosis is blamed for backbone fractures.

Anthropologist Narrows Down History Of Animal And Human Relationship
2011-10-03 12:09:13

Anthropologist Pat Shipman says that when our prehistoric ancestors began interacting with animals they developed empathy for them.

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2011-07-20 13:25:00

Scientists at the University of Liverpool discovered ancient footprints that show human-like features of the feet and gait existed two million years earlier than previously thought.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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