Are some primates wired for sexual harassment?

According to a new study, male baboon harass and assault females are more likely to mate with them, add more evidence shows that sexual intimidation may be a common mating strategy among promiscuous mammals. The study's authors even argued that these findings could shed light the evolutionary origins of our species behavior, though others are... Continue Reading →

Mapping Mexico’s hidden graves

More than 30.000 people have disappeared without a trace in Mexico, most since violence raised when minister started to fight against drugs cartels in 2006. Police's investigations rarely solved such crime, so that many families are left to search on their own for hidden graves that may hold their relatives. Last week, a group of... Continue Reading →

How chimps outmuscle humans

Contrary to well-known legend portrays chimpanzees as having super strength, studies only show the modest difference with humans. But our closest relatives are slightly stronger by several measures, and now a study compare muscle fibers of different primates shows a perspective explanation: Human may have traded strength for endurance, allows us to go further for... Continue Reading →

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