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Dinosaur extinction allowed mammals to live during the day

Today, majority of mammals are active during the day but are able to adapt to nocturnal (night) activity. For example, majority of mammals have a layer in the back of an eye that allows to adapt to night vision and causes ‘eyeshine’ of cats caught at night. 238 more words

no more anthropodenial

One week from today will be my self-proclaimed holiday “Mammalian Heritage Day” that I started last year. I will re-post from those posts next week but today I want to refer you to 2 news reports that illustrate the remarkable path the earliest mammals started us down on some 300 million years ago. 362 more words

Review: The Natural History of Human Morality

Our gardens are taking much of my energy these days, but I sometimes reflect on my biological preoccupations while I am out there. For example, why am I currently focused on the biological roots of human values? 1,498 more words

Evolution

Primates facing extinction crisis: Study

A new international study warns that about 60 per cent of more than 500 primate species are threatened with extinction. It also claimed that three out of four primate species have shrinking populations.
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Environment & Ecology

Happy Monkey Day


Whenever I go to Henry Dorly Zoo in Omaha, I make a point of visiting the Primate areas.  I also make a point of celebrating World Monkey Day each year because I like monkeys.  394 more words

Cultural Highlights