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Posts Tagged: gorillas

Flea and Koko

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist recently got together with Koko, the exceptional gorilla who famously learned sign language and proved the intelligence of our mammalian ancestors along with their depth of creativity. (She also loves cats.) Of course Koko, being the super curious and intelligent being that she is, took the opportunity to test out Flea’s […]

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Women Who Run with the Wolves (and Pandas and Gorillas and Whales)

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It’s a trend you may never have noticed, but it exists: “women—attractive, single, childless women—have long been coupled with exotic animals. Gentle women and wild animals are linked in myth and fable, fashion photography and pornography, pulp art and fine art.” A spellbinding essay by Sasha Archibald for the New Inquiry looks at real-life woman–animal pairings and what […]

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Morning Coffee

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50 years of space exploration (I’m sorry if you’ve seen this five times already, but man is it pretty). Yesterday was the 50th birthday of Goma, the first gorilla ever born in a zoo. DNA origami and nanotechnology. The BBC on vegetarian spiders. The Pekar Project. “The next big thing in nuclear fusion research.“

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