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Apes and Human Babies Use Similar Gestures

Animals  (tags: Apes, human infants, study, research, gestures )

- 898 days ago -
Ape and human infants at comparable stages of development use similar gestures, such as pointing or lifting their arms to be picked up, new research suggests.

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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (470)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 12:50 am
I was going to post this but you beat me to it!
Thank you!

Darren Woolsey (200)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:22 am
Fascinating but there are close links between some species, as in theory, according to Darwin.

Natasha Salgado (672)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 8:41 am
These wonderful animals are just a hairier-kinder version of humans. Thx Giana

Danuta Watola (1257)
Monday June 10, 2013, 1:30 am

Patricia H. (440)
Monday June 10, 2013, 9:45 pm

Candy L. (470)
Monday June 10, 2013, 9:52 pm
"Chimpanzees now have to share the distinction of being our closest living relative in the animal kingdom. An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the bonobo for the first time, confirming that it shares the same percentage of its DNA with us as chimps do. The team also found some small but tantalizing differences in the genomes of the three species—differences that may explain how bonobos and chimpanzees don't look or act like us even though we share about 99% of our DNA".

Robert Hardy (68)
Monday June 10, 2013, 10:02 pm
Love my cousins...

Glenn Byrnes (195)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 12:13 am
Interesting. If this doesn't prove evolution, nothing does.
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