jane goodall


“We are constantly told to buy more, buy, buy, buy! But do we really need it?” READ MORE »


Jane Goodall is one of my personal heroes, so I was delighted to see this pair of photos of her — one as a young researcher playing with a chimpanzee in the early 60s, and another more recent shot (below) of her and another chimp enjoying a similarly silly interaction. The only detectable change in… READ MORE »


I grew up in a very primate-centric household. My mom was part of a team at the Oregon Zoo in the 1970s that taught sign language to chimpanzees, and my dad worked as a vet tech for 30 years, taking care of all different kinds of monkeys. My parents would often refer to the relationships… READ MORE »


Mmmm, Girl Scout Cookies. The things I’ve done to a box of those bad boys are too embarrassing to type. But it turns out I have more that one reason to feel guilty for eating so many. Two 12-year old Girl Scouts in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are refusing to hock the schlock treats because the… READ MORE »