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2011-04-08 09:05:00

Contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom. For chimpanzees, it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, may help scientists understand empathy, the mechanism thought to underlie contagious yawning, in both chimpanzees and humans. The research also may help show how social biases strengthen or weaken empathy.Scientists at Yerkes discovered chimpanzees yawn more after...

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2011-04-06 08:25:33

By Carol Clark, Emory University It's been a puzzle why our two closest living primate relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, have widely different social traits, despite belonging to the same genus. Now, a comparative analysis of their brains shows neuroanatomical differences that may be responsible for these behaviors, from the aggression more typical of chimpanzees to the social tolerance of bonobos. "What's remarkable is that the data appears to match what we know about the human brain and...

2011-01-12 10:37:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthSky - a clear voice for science - today announced the selection of E.O. Wilson as the 2010 EarthSky Science Communicator of the Year. The selection was made by EarthSky's 600+ Global Science Advisors, who voted overwhelmingly during fall 2010 to select Dr. Wilson from among many excellent candidates. EarthSky visited Dr. Wilson in Boston in late 2010 and shot a series of videos with him in which he discusses topics including the value and...

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2010-11-09 14:08:41

Charles Darwin's theory of gradual evolution is not supported by geological history, New York University Geologist Michael Rampino concludes in an essay in the journal Historical Biology. In fact, Rampino notes that a more accurate theory of gradual evolution, positing that long periods of evolutionary stability are disrupted by catastrophic mass extinctions of life, was put forth by Scottish horticulturalist Patrick Matthew prior to Darwin's published work on the topic. "Matthew discovered...

2010-07-14 09:19:00

TORONTO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/jane-goodall-institute-of-canada/jane-goodall-institute-50th-anniversary /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

2010-06-16 06:45:00

GROSSE POINTE, Mich., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Evolution Revisited (published by iUniverse) by Donald Austin offers a new way of thinking about evolution by combining various elements from differing philosophies. In the late 1800's, there were two competing theories regarding evolution: Natural Theology held by William Paley, and Darwin's theory of evolution. At this same time in history, a famous French philosopher named Henri Bergson offered a third option that has come to be...

2010-06-04 13:52:00

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun River Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNRV) is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Dawkins, Senior Vice President of Energy for Yorkville Advisors, LLC, Denver, CO, to the Company's Advisory Board effective June 1, 2010. Sun River will look to Mr. Dawkins to provide the Company with professional guidance and advice regarding oil and gas Accounting, Financing, Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, and SEC Compliance. Mr. Dawkins...

2010-05-20 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear, a leading manufacturer of socially and environmentally responsible apparel and accessories, is launching an exclusive line of organic apparel, including tees and hoodies, to benefit the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), including its global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/NY07835LOGO) Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Institute and UN...

2010-04-13 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The six finalists for the Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation, were announced today. Selected from a pool of 29 nominees, the finalists are Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D., Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Ph.D., Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., Laurie Marker, D.Phil., Carl Safina, Ph.D. and Amanda Vincent, Ph.D. These heroes of animal conservation were nominated by their peers and chosen for their outstanding achievements on behalf of...

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2010-03-24 12:35:00

British primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, who in the 1960s completed landmark research on chimpanzees, has come forward and publicly called for humans to have fewer babies in order to better control the population. "It's very frustrating as people don't want to address this topic," Goodall, 75, told the AFP's Nick Morrison in a March 24 interview. "It's our population growth that underlies just about every single one of the problems that we've inflicted on the planet." "If there...


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Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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