The Berlin Natural History Museum houses some 30 million artefacts. Among them are objects that Alexander von Humboldt brought home from his travels. Museum director Johannes Vogel shows you around and describes the significance of the collection.
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The authors of a book marking the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's "Descent of Man" discuss "a most interesting problem" — namely how the naturalist's fundamental misconceptions on sex and race still shape society.
Certain patterns of thought seem typically human, especially when it comes to language learning. But are they really? A new study has shown that with the right training, even monkeys can learn grammar.
German researchers have discovered that humans, like some animals, can also direct their ears toward interesting sounds. The findings could be helpful in the development of new hearing aids.
Painters have been depicting food long before the #foodporn hashtag came about. Now, researchers are turning to works of art to learn about the evolution of what we eat.
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