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  • 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...
  • This shows the Xujiayao 15 temporal bone, with the extracted temporal labyrinth and its position in the temporal bone.
    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...
  • The 100 cast members
    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...
  • Canines and Humans have one more thing in common
    Canines and Humans have one more thing in common
    As was pointed out by WRCBtv.com out of Chattanooga today, The Broad Institute in Massachusetts and Uppsala University in Sweden have been conducting research on this very topic. They have pinpointed four genes with variances that were present in...
  • Photographs of Area A at Happisburgh. Footprint surface looking north-east. b. Detail of footprint surface.
    Oldest ancient human ancestor footprints ever discovered in Britain
    The first evidence of human occupation of Britain by early human ancestors was presented by a team of scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, the British Museum, and the Natural History Museum in London that was published in the Feb. 7,...
  • Photo of an ancient heart of stone
    300,000-year-old hearth: Early evidence of repeated fire found, major discovery
    A 300,000-year-old hearth was recently unearthed by an expert team of scientists from Israel. The major discovery marks one of the earliest forms of evidence suggesting a repeated fire being built for a considerable amount of time in Qesem Cave....
  • Hugo Rheinhold's Affe mit Schädel ("Ape with skull").
    First evidence of culture in chimpanzees documented
    Jason M. Kamilar from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and Quentin D. Atkinson with the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford in Britain are the first to...
  • The Sima de los Huesos hominins lived approximately 400,000 years ago during the Middle Pleistocene.
    DNA sequenced from a 400,000-year-old human ancestor
    Matthias Meyer and his team from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany and a Spanish team of paleontologists led by Juan-Luis Arsuaga reported the first sequencing of the oldest human ancestor DNA that has ever...
  • This image shows diversity in premolar and molar morphology in Neanderthals, modern humans, and potential ancestral species.
    Tooth study finds no common ancestor for humans and Neanderthals
    An international team of researchers from George Washington University, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Austria, Indiana University, and theAtapuerca Research Team in Spain presented evidence based on tooth analysis...
  • Gray Mouse Lemur at Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Study: Human babies speak lemur but only for a few months
    Alissa Ferry, a postdoctoral fellow in the Language, Cognition and Development Lab at the Scuola Internationale Superiore di Studi Avanzati in Trieste, Italy, with colleagues from Northwestern University are the first to document that human babies...
  • Diagram depicting the main subdivisions of the embryonic vertebrate brain. These regions will later differentiate into forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain structures.
    People make gestures when speaking because ancient fish did
    People make gestures when speaking because ancient fish first developed the brain circuity that coupled moving their pectoral fins to enhance communication while vocalizing according to research presented by Professor Andrew Bass of Cornell...