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That chimp — it knows what you're thinking...

Chimpanzees apparently can figure out what others are thinking, a mental ability seen nowhere else in the animal kingdom so far except for in humans, scientists find. Full story

Malaria in Humans Traced to One Infected Gorilla

An estimated 250 million people become infected with malaria each year and nearly a million die from it, according to the World Health Organization. Now, a new study finds that most of these human infections might trace back to one infected gorilla. Full story

Human-like brain found in worm

Brain structures directly related to the human brain have just been identified in a marine ragworm, according to a paper published in the latest issue of the journal Cell.   Full story

Alligators breathe like birds, scientists say

Alligators breathe like birds, scientists have discovered. The discovery and its implications for understanding the development of life on Earth millions of years ago are detailed in the Jan. 15 issue of the journal Science. Full story

World’s oldest human-linked skeleton found

The story of humankind is reaching back another million years with the discovery of “Ardi,” a hominid who lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia. Full story

Primate ancestor may be from Asia, not Africa

A new Myanmar fossil primate suggests that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes evolved from large-toothed primates in Asia and not Africa. Full story

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