zoology

Mysterious Origin Of Extinct Jamaican Monkey Solved With DNA Testing

Mysterious Origin Of Extinct Jamaican Monkey Solved With DNA Testing

For nearly 100 years, scientists haven’t been able to agree on the evolutionary origins of a strange, now-extinct monkey that lived and thrived in Jamaica for thousands of years. New research suggests its ancestors arrived from South America, and that life on this tropical island caused the species to acquire…

What’s The Filthiest Animal?

What’s The Filthiest Animal?

Ever since the 19th century, when disease was first linked to sewage-contaminated water, humans have gone to great lengths to escape their own filth. Meanwhile, animals have gone on revelling in the stuff – eating it, strategically dropping it, flinging it around just to pass the time, and so on….