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Paternal Voice Recognition Study Provides Hints Of Social Evolution
2012-11-30 13:18:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover in Germany, for the first time, show paternal voice recognition in a not-so-social animal that may provide insight into early primates from which humans evolved. Studying the grey-mouse lemur, researchers discovered these small primates pay close attention to alarm regardless of where it is coming from, but they are selective when...

2008-07-15 12:10:00

California and Florida may vie for the title "sunshine state," but Colorado has the distinction of getting a lot more sunshine overall and thanks to its higher average altitude, a lot less atmosphere to shield its residents. Colorado trails other states in skin cancer rates but the three main types, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, still afflict many here, ranging between 17.6 and 23.6 people per 100,000 in 2004, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

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