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Court in Argentina grants basic rights to orangutan

<b>A court in Argentina has ruled that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.</b><p>Lawyers had appealed to free Sandra from the Buenos Aires zoo by arguing that although not human, she should be given legal rights.<p>They had argued that she was …

Can Borneo's Tribes Survive 'Biggest Environmental Crime of Our Times'?

An innovative mapping project could help indigenous people claim ancestral lands—and protect ancient forest.<p>Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called the deforestation of Sarawak, a sliver of rain forest on the island of Borneo, in Malaysia, "probably the biggest environmental crime of …

Did making stone tools get people talking?

Researchers taught modern college students ancient stone-knapping skills for a recent study. Their findings suggest that early Stone Age slaughtering …

Anthropology

From The Mouths Of Apes, Babble Hints At Origins of Human Speech

An orangutan named Tilda is providing scientists with fresh evidence that even early human ancestors had the ability to make speechlike vocalizations.<p>Tilda has learned to produce vocalizations with striking similarities to human speech, scientists report in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>. If you listen …

Fling or ring? Men's mating preferences not hard wired: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From scientific studies to sitcoms, society portrays men as wired to prefer sexual flings and spurn commitment, and evolution wanted it that way.<p>A woman holding a heart-shaped balloon walks with her partner at a residential area for migrant workers on Valentine's Day in Beijing …

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