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2011-04-06 13:54:20

Male monkeys looking for a good time might benefit from spending a bit longer getting to know a potential mate.

2011-03-17 17:41:07

The tendency to perceive others as "us versus them" isn't exclusively human but appears to be shared by our primate cousins.

2005-06-20 18:05:00

The basic economic theory that people work harder to avoid losing money than they do to make money is shared by monkeys, suggesting this trait has a long evolutionary history, according to a Yale University study under review by the Journal of Political Economy.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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