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What are you thinking about, bird brain?

Most people would probably be offended to be called a ‘bird brain’, but depending on the bird in question it might not be quite so much of an insult. Although intelligence is often one of the traits that many would feel distinguishes us from other animals—pretty much any of the features that you might choose to … Continue reading

Slime moulds stick together through thick and thin

 Living with other people can be tough at times, particularly if you’ve gotten used to living on your own before. For example, someone can be driven slowly potty when living with a ‘rollophobic’ by his or her pathological inability to change the loo roll. As such, sharing your living space harmoniously requires both patience and cooperation, … Continue reading

What do you get if you cross a chimp with a pig?

It sounds like a joke… but the punch line might surprise you. According to American geneticist Dr. Eugene McCarthy, the answer is… no offence… you! Well, not just you but all of us – as he claims that: ‘humans evolved after a female chimpanzee mated with a pig’. Unsurprisingly, his hypothesis has not been published … Continue reading

Movember Special: Moustachioed Monkey

So it’s that time of year again – when many a Brit’s stiff upper lip is hirsute for a good cause. Of course, we’re over half way through Movember now – and this month men from across the nation (and in 20 other countries around the world) have been growing moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health … Continue reading