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Did violence shape our faces?

What contributed to the evolution of faces in the ape-like ancestors of humans? The prehistoric version of a bar fight —over women, resources and other slug-worthy disagreements, new research from the University ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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The cost of being on your toes

Humans, other great apes and bears are among the few animals that step first on the heel when walking, and then roll onto the ball of the foot and toes. Now, a University of Utah study shows the advantage: ...

dateFeb 12, 2010 in Other
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Gorilla genome sequenced

The assembly of the gorilla genome was announced today, March 7, by a multi-national group of researchers. The gorilla is the last genus of the living great apes to have its genome decoded. While confirming ...

dateMar 07, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Bonobos say no by shaking their heads

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists report having observed and filmed bonobos (also known as pygmy chimpanzees) shaking their heads to say “no” to prevent an unwanted behavior in another animal. Bonobos have never ...

dateMay 07, 2010 in Plants & Animals report
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Bonobos' unusual success story

Mate competition by males over females is common in many animal species. During mating season male testosterone levels rise, resulting in an increase in aggressive behavior and masculine features. Male bonobos, ...

dateJan 23, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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