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Armin Boustani
Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Biology
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Dear friends, I've got 2000 followers on twitter! Please follow my posts on evolution, science and philosophy there. Thank you all! https://twitter.com/ReasonableApe

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13 Most Obvious Findings of 2013

1. The Western diet is bad for you
2. Sleeping beauty is no myth
3. Racists are close-minded
4. Morbid alert! Hanging is bad for the heart
5. Cheating men have strong sexual urges
6. Shy teens find friends online
7. Take smaller bites, eat less
8. Umbrellas protect you from the sun
9. People buy more fruits and veggies when they're cheaper
10. Bad relationships depress people
11. Reality TV skews reality
12. Drugs and driving don't mix
13. Women find musicians hot

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-13-most-obvious-findings

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Happy New Year 2014! Hope this year brings you happiness and love! Enjoy your day. =]
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The amazing stability of bicycles

#cool  #robot #bike  

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Would You Rather Be Born Smart or Rich?

#success  #mobility   #wealth  

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K/T boundary mass Extinction

#KT #Extinction #Dinosaurs #Survive
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R.S. +Reasonable Ape Biologists Find an Evolutionary Facebook for Monkeys and Apes!
Biologists find an evolutionary Facebook for monkeys and apes

"In the present study, great apes had significantly lower facial complexity compared to monkeys," Lynch Alfaro said. "This may be because apes are using their faces for highly complex facial expressions and these expressions would be obscured by more complex facial color patterns. There may be competing pressures for and against facial pattern complexity in large groups, and different lineages may solve this problem in different ways."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118193254.htm

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Do insects feel pain? Are they conscious? A science kit for at-home cyborg cockroaches provokes the hard questions.

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First Americans descended from the meeting and admixture of at least two populations, of which one is related to contemporary East Asians and the other to present-day western Eurasians.

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At birth, babies are endowed with compassion, with empathy, with the beginnings of a sense of fairness.
#morality   #origins   #natural   #baby  
The Moral Life of Babies "The strongest evidence that morality has a genetic component has little to do with human differences, and everything to do with human universals."
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