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2008-02-20 00:00:00

The Florida State Board of Education voted on Tuesday to include the teaching of evolution in public schools, but only as "the scientific theory of evolution."The compromise, which resulted from a two hour debate between religious conservatives and scientists, states that Charles Darwin's proposal would be presented with a disclaimer stating that the theory has yet to be conclusively proven.The word "evolution" appears in state science standards for the first time, but it is presented...

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2007-03-25 13:59:44

CHICAGO -- Jane Goodall, the world's best-known observer of chimpanzee behavior, watched the chimps at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo on Saturday while a crowd of zoo-goers gathered to watch her. "She's very important," one woman told two 6-year-old girls she'd brought to the zoo. "She did a lot of very exciting things." Goodall, 72, is in Chicago for a three-day conference billed as the first scientific meeting on how chimpanzees think - not just how they behave. Goodall, who revolutionized...

2006-09-01 10:30:00

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author E.O. Wilson is out to save life on Earth -- literally -- and as a secular humanist has decided to enlist people of religious faith in his mission. The Harvard professor sees science and religion as potential allies for averting the mass extinction of the species being caused by man, as he argues in his latest book, "The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth" (W.W. Norton), due out on Tuesday. Asked whether...

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2006-06-23 08:17:11

ATLANTA -- Primate expert Jane Goodall and 18 other researchers sent a letter to federal officials urging them to oppose an Atlanta research center's proposal to do AIDS-related research on sooty mangabey monkeys. The letter urges the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to reject a request by the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, according to a copy filed with the government. Scientists at the research center have nurtured a group of the primates, which are natural carriers of a form of...

2005-12-28 06:40:46

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwandan officials commemorated the life and the 20th anniversary of the death of famed primate researcher Dian Fossey with dances and speeches in the rural highlands where she studied the mountain gorillas she loved. Government officials and locals held traditional dances, gave speeches and laid wreaths at the site where Fossey, who was killed in mysterious circumstances in 1985, was buried. Fossey's work inspired the 1988 Hollywood film Gorillas in the Mist,...

2005-11-15 16:37:49

By Anna Driver NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is nearly 150 years old and under fresh attack, but thanks to him scientists today understand the danger bird flu poses to humans, curators of a new Darwin exhibit say. "Without his insights, we would fail to appreciate the dangerous potentials of rapid evolution in the avian flu virus," Michael Novacek, curator of paleontology at the museum, told a news conference on Tuesday. The show chronicling the life of...

2005-10-17 17:05:00

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The upcoming movie remake of "King Kong" might outrage some serious scientists, but one expert in gorilla conservation sees the fictional ape as an inspiration. Patrick Mehlman is a field researcher in Rwanda and a vice president of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. He is also a King Kong fan. "The original 'King Kong' (1933) is one of my favorite movies. I think that's one of the things that as a child got me interested in studying great apes,"...

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2005-07-11 18:54:30

Waltham, Mass. "“ A Brandeis University researcher has shown that an African grey parrot with a walnut-sized brain understands a numerical concept akin to zero "“ an abstract notion that humans don't typically understand until age three or four, and that can significantly challenge learning-disabled children Strikingly, Alex, the 28-year-old parrot who lives in a Brandeis lab run by comparative psychologist and cognitive scientist Dr. Irene Pepperberg, spontaneously and correctly...

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2005-07-10 17:00:00

During the course of human evolution, our ancestors eventually grasped the abstract concept of counting nothing, or 'zero'. Is this a unique component of human intelligence? Or does one of the most sophisticated abstractions discovered yet among animals tell us anything about the evolution of intelligence, on Earth or elsewhere? Astrobiology Magazine -- A Brandeis University researcher has shown that an African grey parrot with a walnut-sized brain understands a numerical concept akin to zero...

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2004-12-07 14:21:13

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Biologist Jane Goodall brought her trademark message to Singapore on Tuesday: human beings and chimpanzees are more alike than one would think. To prove it, Goodall imitated the laugh of a chimpanzee before a surprised audience of 300 students and university lecturers at an international conference. It sounded a lot like a human laugh, though more high-pitched. Goodall, known for decades of research on chimpanzees' behavior, told the crowd at the Biology in Asia...


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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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