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This Monkey Never Cheats

This Monkey Never Cheats

Few animals mate for life, and even when they do, genetic tests have shown that most animals still mess around once in a while. But, according to a new study, there is one monkey – the Azara’s owl monkey – who never cheats on its mate. This nocturnal South American species is the only primate and … Continue reading

Why Sloths Leave the Trees to Poop

Why Sloths Leave the Trees to Poop

Three-toed sloths rarely leave the trees where they live: They eat, sleep, mate and even give birth in the branches.  In fact, they hardly move at all, spending as much as 20 hours a day sleeping and conserve energy. Their diet of leaves is not very nutritional, so their energy is mostly used slowly eating … Continue reading

NYC Ban on Sugar Drinks: Good or Bad?

It is almost impossible to go anywhere in New York City without hearing someone rip Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the sale of sugary drinks over 16oz.   The New Yorker ran a cover entitled ‘Soda Noir’ featuring two kids caught in a police spotlight with an illegal supersized drink. Jerry Seinfeld told Grub Street that he … Continue reading