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cocoa primates
2015-03-31 17:12:49

After reading this, you might just find that the next bite of your favorite chocolate leaves a bitter taste. The world’s craving for chocolate is killing monkeys, apes, and chimpanzees. Illegal cocoa farms are threatening Ivory Coast primates on an unprecedented scale. In 13 of 23 recently surveyed protected areas, every single primate has been wiped out.

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2006-08-31 07:40:00

A new study suggests that prehistoric birds of prey made meals out of some of our earliest human ancestors. The results may also have important implications for the mystery surrounding the death of one human ancestor who lived about 2.5 million years ago.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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