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Archives for December, 2009

Who Doesn’t Love Jello?

Spider monkeys + Jello = good times at the Bronx Zoo

If you go through our archives, you won’t find too many posts that rise above toilet humor or self-depreciation (I mean, why would you want to?), but I present the exception below. It’s a long one, however it’s incredibly interesting. I’m sure you’ll feel smarter when you’re done. And don’t worry, we’ll be back to…

(c) NDR Naturfilm Well, almost. Here’s some info from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s press release: “With the assistance of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Cameroon Program, a film crew from the Hamburg-based NDR Naturfilm managed to video the elusive Cross River gorilla earlier this year in a stand of montane trees after weeks of effort in…

A research team led by Julian Finn of the Museum of Victoria in Melbourne has discovered octopuses using coconut shells as portable protection. Not only do they hide under single halves but will actually pull two halves together and hide inside, like some sort of Super Mario baddie. The video is remarkable. Using tools means…

What do you mean he’s my brother?

Research on the subject suggests that somewhere, somehow our squirmy reaction to incest can be expressed genetically. Because of natural selection and all that blah blah, it’s thought that there exists a biomechanism that triggers incest avoidance in humans. Well, it looks like some very bold scientists have found a solid starting point for furthur…