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What Makes Humans Different from the Rest of the Animals?

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What makes humans different from animals? Exploring the answer to this question has led researchers to make some fascinating discoveries.
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Science Shines a Light on the Evolution of Music and Language

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Scientific experiments help elucidate the evolution of music from a meaningless jumble of sounds into a more coherent form of human communication.
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The Fascinating Case of the Hairy Penis

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The hairy penis occurs in chimpanzees and male mammals of other lower species. How it disappeared during the evolution of man is a fascinating story.

The Fascinating History of the Color Red

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The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.
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The Roots of Inequality and What We Can Do About It

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Our genes, brain, and psychology all conspire to generate inequality in our highly developed societies. But it wasn't always so. When and why has inequality become so entrenched?
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Cooperation in the Age of the Gerrymander

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In the past, cooperation for mutual benefit was so biologically advantageous that it was hard-wired in the brain, but politics may have changed the rules of the game.
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The Surprising Ancient History of Drinking in Excess

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The ancients recognized that wine was good for you in small quantities but harmful in excess. In Greek mythology, only the Gods were allowed to get drunk.

What Do Women Really Want When It Comes to Men?

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What does science have to say about what women want when it comes to men? It turns out, it says a lot, but also very little. Dov Michaeli examines the evolutionary psychology and physiologic evidence.