Some Monkeys Have Conversations That Resemble Ours


The sounds of marmoset monkeys chattering may hint at the mysterious origins of human language. A new study shows that marmosets exchange calls in a precisely-timed, back-and-forth fashion typical of human conversation, but not found in other primates.

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Legal theory must incorporate discoveries from biology and behavioral sciences

Some recent discoveries in evolutionary biology, ethology, neurology, cognitive psychology and behavioral economics impels us to rethink the very foundations of law if we want to answer many questions remain unanswered in legal theory.

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The Crackdown: The Global Suppression of Protest

This week the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations released a report about the crackdown on peaceful protests in democracies around the world – the tactics include excessive (sometimes deadly) police force and the criminalization of dissent. This is the introduction to the study, “Take Back the Streets,” which details cases of suppression in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Israel, Egypt, Argentina, South Africa, Kenya, and Hungary. (…)

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