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Culture and the Mind: A New Theory of Human Intelligence
What role might culture play in intelligence? And how does human culture differ from culture found in other animals?
Science Weekly, The Guardian
Researchers Clone the First Primates From Monkey Tissue Cells
The monkeys, created by the technique that produced Dolly the sheep, appear to be healthy at 8 and 6 weeks old.
The Washington Post
Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers and Befriend the Bullies
Given a choice, bonobos tend to prefer people who act like jerks and dominate. That’s very different than humans, who even as infants consistently prefer people who are cooperative and not mean.
Ravens Can Plan for the Future
They join an elite group of animals that includes great apes, but not monkeys or 3-year-old human children.
True Altruism Seen in Chimpanzees, Giving Clues to Evolution of Human Cooperation
Two studies show chimps helping out even those who aren’t related to them.
Chimps Pass Knowledge Along From Generation to Generation
Humans aren’t the only species that passes knowledge along to the next generation. A new study by primatologists at the University of St. Andrews discovered that chimpanzees also engage in “cumulative practice,” a process that allows subsequent generations to build on the skills honed by their elders.
Worshipping Waterfalls: The Evolution of Belief
Can we ever know why our ancient human ancestors developed spiritual beliefs? Can evolutionary science uncover the roots of religion?
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