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Love in the Time of Monkeys

The importance of food, jealousy, and paternal care in the evolution of owl monkey monogamy

Amor en los Tiempos del Mono

La importancia del alimento, los celos y el cuidado paternal en la evolución de la monogamia en el mono mirikiná

Life in the Soil

Comparing the rewards of small-scale farming to those recounted by Thoreau

Extravagant Weaponry

Conspicuous armaments are good visual proxies for fighting ability.

Superheroes of the Night Skies

Bats, reservoirs for such viruses as Ebola, are increasingly villainized and require special conservation.

  • Love in the Time of Monkeys

    The importance of food, jealousy, and paternal care in the evolution of owl monkey monogamy

  • Amor en los Tiempos del Mono

    La importancia del alimento, los celos y el cuidado paternal en la evolución de la monogamia en el mono mirikiná

  • Life in the Soil

    Comparing the rewards of small-scale farming to those recounted by Thoreau

  • Extravagant Weaponry

    Conspicuous armaments are good visual proxies for fighting ability.

  • Superheroes of the Night Skies

    Bats, reservoirs for such viruses as Ebola, are increasingly villainized and require special conservation.

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The importance of food, jealousy, and paternal care in the evolution of owl monkey monogamy

La importancia del alimento, los celos y el cuidado paternal en la evolución de la monogamia en el mono mirikiná

Comparing the rewards of small-scale farming to those recounted by Thoreau

Conspicuous armaments are good visual proxies for fighting ability.