Sunday, June 21, 2009

Baboons have platonic relationships

(automaticly translated for later editing) Kenyan Baboons females around their giving birth develop platonic friendships with men, often not even the father of their child. A baboon. Photo NRC Handelsblad this way they ensure that their children grow up in a quiet environment. The children cry less and be less harassed by peers and evolve faster. U.S. researchers describe the friendships this week in Behavioral Ecology and Socio Biology. Joint education is especially for a non-monogamous species. First author of the article, Nga Nguyen, during the investigation became intrigued by the appropriate males. platonic friendship among baboons (original Dutch article)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The end of the line

Imagine the world without life in the oceans. Or just wait as little as 50 years?
here's my pledge (already kept it!)