This is my sofa. It is a very comfortable sofa, on my verandah. I share it with a colony of ants and a family of skinks (a pretty kind of lizard with iridescent skin). 1,979 more words
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By Julia Newman
Fig 1: Baboons serve as a model organism for humans in organ transplant studies.
Eight thousand people in the United States die each year while waiting for a viable heart transplant, but recent baboon studies suggest that scientists may one day be able to drastically decrease this statistic. 192 more words
People who’ve experienced a bad, perhaps traumatic childhood, are less likely to live long, happy, fulfilled adult lives. It turns out that the same is true for baboons. 154 more words
We have all interacted with animals, seen them at zoos, marveled at them (watching Nat Geo documentaries). If you are like me, you may have wondered whether they are programmed automatons (“fixed action patterns”) or alternately have a “rich” inner life (don’t accuse me of anthropomorphism just yet). 173 more words