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Book Excerpt from Ecotourism’s Promise and Peril

By Daniel T. Blumstein, Benjamin Geffroy, Diogo S.M. Samia, and Eduardo Bessa | August 11, 2017

In the introduction to the book, its editors lay out the case for taking a serious, and mechanistic, look at how visiting natural places for pleasure affects ecology and animal behavior.


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Ecotourism: Biological Benefit or Bane?

By Daniel T. Blumstein, Benjamin Geffroy, Diogo S.M. Samia, and Eduardo Bessa | August 4, 2017

As nature-based tourism becomes more popular, considering the ecological effects of the practice becomes paramount.


The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.

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Cannibalism: Not That Weird

By Bill Schutt | February 1, 2017

Eating members of your own species might turn the stomach of the average human, but some animal species make a habit of dining on their own.


The public may still believe that male-specific traits, such as high testosterone levels, lead to many of the gender inequalities that exist in society, but science tells a different story.


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The Neanderthal in the Mirror

By Lydia Pyne | August 1, 2016

Our evolutionary cousin is no longer a blundering caveman. Recent research has painted a picture of a human ancestor with culture, art, and advanced cognitive skills.


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Start Making Sense

By J.D. Trout | June 1, 2016

Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.


In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.


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To Each Animal Its Own Cognition

By Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016

The study of nonhuman intelligence is coming into its own as researchers realize the unique contexts in which distinct species learn and behave.


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Book Excerpt from The Real Planet of the Apes

By David Begun | December 1, 2015

In Chapter 7, “West Side Story: The African Apes of Europe,” author David Begun describes the thrill of excavating ancient European primates.


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