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Hair and color

Hair and color

One of the more striking differences between humans and his ape-like cousins is his hairlessness. Apart from head hair and patches of hair on hidden body parts people are naked. Charles Darwin was puzzled by this and writes in The Descent of Man: “No one...
Bonobo’s and Chimps

Bonobo’s and Chimps

The two species in the picture above are portrayed brotherly next to each other. In reality, in the wild, something like this would never occur. Though both live in the Congo the bonobos inhabit only an area south of the Congo River. The chimp exists of four or five...
Undesired sex

Undesired sex

The Hague 2019. In May the Dutch Minister of Justice revealed his plans to extend the law on sexual exceeding behavior. New is that not only rape and molestation are punishable, but other forms of undesired sex and sexual intimidation also fall under this category....
Big brains

Big brains

How come our brains are bigger than those of other mammals? It all began about 3 million years ago. From that period until the emergence of Homo sapiens, some 200.000 years ago, our brains almost quadrupled: from 350 cc to 1300 cc. Of the three main parts of the...