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  • Chimps and orangutans found to have more evolved hands than humans
    Chimps and orangutans found to have more evolved hands than humans
    As a whole, we may think of ourselves as far more evolved than other primates. However, a new study by a trio of Stony Brook University beg to differ when it comes to our hands,“Human hands have not changed that much since they diverged from...
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    The 'Humans' synths v. The 'Goosebumps' lawn gnomes
    Currently, the TV show “Humans” features robots called synths that look exactly like real people. They are designed to be compliant and helpful. They are also far stronger than people, never tire, do not experience pain, and could take...
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    'Humans' is a perfect example of universal healthcare gone wrong
    One of the most striking plot lines of last night's episode of "Humans" was Vera and George's feud over George's healthcare needs. Vera is basically medical equipment. She is a synth (android) that is designed to manage his...
  • Dark Matter
    Sci-fi series coming to tv in June
    It’s time to set your recorders for some new summer sci-fi television series. June will bring some interesting new series as well as the return of some of your favorites. Make sure you don’t miss any of the sci-fi fun. Set your...
  • Family transcends the darkness of war in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
    Family transcends the darkness of war in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
    Darkness has fallen across the world. The lives of millions of people have been extinguished, and those who remain live in fear of an entity they do not understand. After a decade of suffering and suspicion, two very different worlds collide. Can...
  • Ocean life mass extinction: Are people ruining our seas? Startling studies finding
    Ocean life mass extinction: Humans destroying life in water? 500 extinct species
    Is ocean life nearing mass extinction as a direct result of humans? A startling new study has scientists worried that people’s activity might very well be destroying life in the water and outside of it, as over 500 species of land animals...
  • Genetic study proves earliest of human ancestors may have drank alcohol
    Genetic study proves earliest of human ancestors may have drank alcohol
    A genetic mutation that allows humans to consume and metabolize ethyl alcohol (drinking alcohol) existed in primates as early as 10 million years ago. The genetic evidence is the existence of an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase. The discovery...
  • 45,000-year-old man: History of sex lives, DNA study with early humans
    45,000-year-old man: Breeding history timeline, DNA study of oldest human genome
    Believe it or not, but a 45,000-year-old man is the reason for definite celebration among scientists this week, as experts are examining his DNA to learn about the sex lives — or breeding history — between early humans and Neanderthals...
  • Neurobiological basis discovered for human relationships with dogs
    Neurobiological basis discovered for human relationships with dogs
    Brain chemistry and function as observed with functional magnetic resonance imaging have revealed the similarities and differences in how the human brain responds to pets and children. Lori Palley, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Luke Stoeckel...
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    Neanderthal inner-ear discovered in archaic human
    Micro-CT scans have revealed the first evidence of an inner-ear structure that was previously thought to be a trait found only found in Neanderthals. Dr. Erik Trinkaus, physical anthropology professor at Washington University in Saint Louis, Xiu...
  • The study apparatus required that chimpanzees remove a barrier in order for another chimpanzee to simultaneously pull in a tray baited with food. The apparatus was mounted to the outdoor enclosure, allowing the chimpanzees to come and go as they wanted.
    Research shows spontaneous cooperation in chimpanzees
    Cooperation to obtain a mutual objective and cooperation as a group has been considered to be only a human behavior. New evidence from Dr. Malini Suchak, Dr. Frans de Waal, Dr. Matt Campbell, and Tim Eppley from the Yerkes National Primate...
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    The 100 continues to fight a war
    This past week’s episode of The 100 ends with a bang. A drop ship launches, possibly killing all of those still aboard the arc, as well as all those who decided to steal the drop ship. When they launched the ship, they were still attached to...
  • Cows on a farm with ID
    'Speciesism' details a philosophical view of the treatment of animals
    The documentary Speciesism: The Movie premiered in Missouri at St. Louis’s Tivoli Theatre on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Director Mark Devries introduced his film and answered questions after the screening. Devries is currently on the road...
  • Jill Tarter, director of the Center for SETI Research looks at a graphic showing the newly discovered planet Kepler-22b during a news conference at the NASA Ames Research Center on December 5, 2011, in Moffett Field, California.
    Survey says Earthlings not ready for extraterrestrial contact
    Despite the initiation of sending messages to potential regions of space where the highest possibility of extraterrestrial life may exist that locate the Earth for potential visitors from space by the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI...
  • Animals
    What can we learn from animals?
    Humans live a hurried existence, and sometimes it may seem as though our lives fly past us at warp speed while we barely manage to survive our exhausted and lonely states. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can take a few cues from our...
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