Planet of the Apes Archive: July, 2011

Correction on New Species from Haiti

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The Penn State team returned from Haiti with 307 live animals, raising a few eyebrows in customs. In all the excitement of the expedition,... Read more

Penn State Team Finds a Long-Lost Lizard in Haiti

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I may be the only journalist ever to have been charged with the overnight care of a Darlingtoni – a zebra-striped Haitian lizard that... Read more

Extinctions are accelerating

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Biologist E.O. Wilson once pondered whether many of our fellow living things were doomed once evolution gave rise to an intelligent, technological... Read more

Benefits of Cross-Species Sex Discovered and other Evolution News.

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If you’re a house mouse and all the good house mice are taken, why not choose an Algerian mouse? Sure, they’re not the same species... Read more

Google Recognizes Gregor Mendel. Why Didn't Darwin?

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Call up Google today and you see peas. Peas? It must be the birthday of Gregor Mendel, the monk who founded genetics by crossing pea plants... Read more

Is Humanity Suicidal?

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In a prophetic 1993 article titled “Is Humanity Suicidal?”, Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson described two kinds of people. There... Read more

It’s a stressful job being the alpha male baboon

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Julius Caesar is said to have thought it was much better to be the alpha male of a small village in Gaul than the beta male of Rome. Until... Read more

How to Deal With Creationist "Scientists" at Meetings.

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This incredible story appeared in Earth magazine. A few people with advanced degrees in science really believe the Earth is only 6000 years... Read more