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The Living Rock, with Two Genders

June 28, 2012


Behold, the Pyura Chilensis, otherwise known as the Living Rock: It’s a rock-like animal with two genders, both sexual and asexual reproduction, and a body that stores up a rare metal that humans use for strengthening steel. For more about this strange animal, visit:      

Baboon “Culture” and Give Peace a Chance (or Tuberculosis)

December 13, 2010


Here is a very well-known and oft-repeated tale in the primatology world – Robert Sapolsky, the Stanford neurobiologist and primatologist, discovered a funny fact about baboons, stress levels, and social hierarchy that may reveal a lot about our own human society: Through measuring adrenaline and cortisol levels in the blood of various male baboons of […]