June 22, 2011

Top Ten Animals Which Hunted Our Ancestors

Robb Dunn, Smithsonian

AP Photo

If you live in a developed country, odds are you are going to die of a heart attack, stroke, cancer or an accident. But it was not always this way. For most of our evolutionary history as primates, one of the most common causes of death, perhaps the most common cause, was, well, being eaten.

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October 10, 2013
Will a Chicken Fed Lemons Taste Like Them?
Dan Nosowitz, PopSci
A recent New York Times story looked into the high-end chicken market. These are chickens in stark contrast to factory chickens, fed with produce that's out of the price range of most humans. more ››
October 8, 2013
Animals that Self-Medicate
Liz Langley, National Geographic
Birds do it. Bees do it. Butterflies and chimpanzees do it. These animals and many others self-medicate, using plants and other surprising materials to improve not only their own health but also the health of their offspring. more ››