Where Did Kissing Come From?

Kissing is so commonplace that most people rarely think to stop and ask where humans picked up the habit in the first place. Where in humanity's evolutionary history did smooshing our faces together come to be regarded as a display of lust, care, friendship, and love? » 3/20/15 1:43pm 3/20/15 1:43pm

9 Animals That Would Make Great Superheroes

Plenty of superheroes and supervillains are animal themed, taking on the grace of a cat or the strength of a spider. But there are animals who are super in their own right, with abilities perfectly suited to saving the day. » 7/14/13 7:30am 7/14/13 7:30am

A Kickstarter project to build bonobos their own horrifying ape robots

The folks at the Bonobo Great Ape Trust Sanctuary of Des Moines, Iowa have a noble goal — to build their bonobos a teleoperated RoboBonobo so that the apes can interact with their environment using a mechanical avatar. » 3/29/12 7:50am 3/29/12 7:50am

Are humans more like chimps or bonobos? The correct answer is changing.

Humans may not be as chimp-like as you think. There could be a much more peaceable ape relative who is closer to us. I speak, of course, of the matriarchal, bisexual, polyamorous bonobo. » 4/25/11 7:00am 4/25/11 7:00am