University of Chicago Professor Very Disappointed that Female…

Here's a thing that you should do if you're a professor at an academic conference: listen to your colleagues' presentations and meet new friends, possibly for future professional collaboration. Here's a thing that you shouldn't do if you're a professor at an academic conference: take to Facebook and publicly bitch… » 10/17/12 6:15pm 10/17/12 6:15pm

Gorillas Dismantle Poachers' Traps on First Leg of World Comeback Tour

Hey, how about some slightly heartwarming news on this day of incomprehensible crap? After one of their companions was ensnared by a hunter's trap in Rwanda, it seems that young endangered gorillas are getting the last laugh. Or, uh, last terrifying jungle scream. Conservationists say a trio of juveniles in Rwanda has… » 7/20/12 1:20pm 7/20/12 1:20pm

Misogyny Among Monkeys Is "Natural Behavior"

Yeah, Jack Hanna can seem a little too willfully clueless, and yeah, he's on Letterman what seems like every other week, but by god, he and Dave have a good thing going, and I just can't hate the guy — after all, he let me bottle-feed a rare baby Bengal tiger back in 1996 when I was a cub reporter for a national… » 5/15/08 1:30pm 5/15/08 1:30pm