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Pause to Watch: Monkeys demand fair pay

What makes humans unique as a species? From consciousness to clothing to fire, one can name a bunch of things depending on how we want to carve up this whole uniqueness thing and how precisely we go about definitions. Morality is one of the concepts caught in this discussion. And, judging by some super cute monkeys' … Continue Reading ››
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The longest experiment

Science can be a rather slow process. Sometimes the technology needed to confirm a hypothesis is not there yet, and has to be invented by subsequent generations. Sometimes repeated trials are necessary to make sure the conclusion is correct. It can take several generations of scientists building upon each other’s work to come to a … Continue Reading ››