monkey

Going Green

Silent strength

If you travelled the world in search of this handsome wild monkey, you would be forced to come right back to the evergreen forests of south-west India’s Western Ghats to breathe the air it breathes.

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Buzz

Bigger brains mean longer yawns

Researchers realised that brain weight and the number of neurons in the outer layer of the brain, called the cortex, can reliably predict yawn length. Humans, with about 12000 million cortical neurons, had the longest average yawn, lasting a little more than 6 seconds.

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