Sunday, August 17, 2008

Science in The Economist

The always fantastic Economist has three interesting science articles this week that are related to this blog's focus. "Primate intelligence: Out of the mist" (get it?) is about Rollie, a gorilla who looks set to become a animal-model star and who may change our view of gorilla intelligence. "Behaviour: Victory is mine" deals with a widely discussed study in last week's PNAS about how human displays of victory and defeat might be universal and evolved. And, finally, "Evolutionary psychology: A touch of generosity" covers a cool study in Evolution and Human Behavior that showed cooperation and trust skyrockets in people who received massages.

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