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MY FANTASTIC MIDLIFE CRISIS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NEW ECONOMY

I became a writer in part because I believed it was my duty. I had the ability to explain cause and effect, even when they got complicated. I could map out the links that connect the future of the polar bears to your habits of hand-washing. Time was, a nonfiction writer could make a living doing such service. Continue reading

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THE STONE-THROWING CHIMP REFINES HIS ATTACK ON HUMANS

Santino first made the news when keepers at his Swedish zoo noticed that the chimpanzee stashed stones and concrete in advance of visiting hours, in order to drill them at people. Animals aren’t supposed to plan like this. And now … Continue reading

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WHEN THE CROWD GROWS, SO DOES THE CHEATING

I know you’ve wondered: If a big group of monkeys lives next to a small group, why doesn’t the big group just take over the territory of the little group? Funny you should ask: The bigger the group, the more … Continue reading

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Springtime Singtime

The male cardinals began yelling a couple of weeks ago: WHEET! WHEET! WHEET! Just like that, after a winter of not speaking, they abruptly erupted. The lengthening daylight somehow raises the amount of testosterone circulating in their blood. And when … Continue reading

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