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Male, female orangutans look to different mentors for sex-specific ecological knowledge

Male, female orangutans look to different mentors for sex-specific ecological knowledge

Science
May 19 (UPI) -- Young male and female orangutans look to different individuals for sex-specific ecological knowledge as they mature, according to new research. Often, studies of sexual differences focuses on mating behavior and social organization, but field observations suggest male and female orangutans also demonstrate sex-specific foraging and dispersal patterns. Advertisement To better understand how these behaviors are acquired, researchers analyzed 15 years worth of data on dietary and social learning behaviors exhibited by 50 young orangutans living among two different Sumatran populations. Scientists shared their findings Wednesday in the journal PLOS Biology. "In our study we showed that immature orangutans show sex specific attentional preferences when observing role models ot...
Ladbrokes owner Entain appoints first female chief executive

Ladbrokes owner Entain appoints first female chief executive

Business
Ladbrokes owner Entain has appointed Jette Nygaard-Andersen as the first female chief executive of a major listed British gambling group.The announcement, confirming a move first reported by Sky News, adds to the small number of women who are FTSE 100 bosses. They also include Severn Trent's Liv Garfield, Whitbread's Alison Brittain and NatWest chief executive Alison Rose, plus GSK boss Emma Walmsley and Carolyn McCall of ITV. Image: Betting shops have been hit by closures due to COVID-19 restrictions Outside the FTSE but in the gambling sector, privately-owned bookmaker Bet365 is run by Denise Coates, one of the best-paid bosses in Britain.The appointment of Ms Nygaard-Andersen, a Dane, comes days after US casino operator MGM Resorts...
Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Technology
Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico's Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the twoByThe Associated PressJanuary 9, 2021, 1:50 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEXICO CITY -- Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico’s Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the two, experts said Friday.The National Institute of Anthropology and History said it was the first such statue found in a region known as the Huasteca.The carved woman has an elaborate hairpiece and marks of status, and may date to around 1450 to 1521, the institute said....
Kim Ng becomes MLB’s first female GM in joining Miami Marlins

Kim Ng becomes MLB’s first female GM in joining Miami Marlins

Sports
Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as general manager Friday, making her the first woman to hold the position in Major League Baseball history. Ng comes to the Marlins after nine years as senior vice president of baseball operations for MLB. Advertisement She replaces outgoing Marlins general manager Michael Hill, whose contract wasn't renewed at the end of the 2020 season. Hill has interviewed for the New York Mets' open general manager position. "I entered Major League Baseball as an intern and, after decades of determination, it is the honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins as their next general manager," Ng said in a statement. "We are building for the long term in South Florida, developing a forward-thinking, collaborative, creative baseball operation made up of i...
Female hunters were common in early hunter-gatherer groups in the Americas

Female hunters were common in early hunter-gatherer groups in the Americas

Science
Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Analysis of ancient burial sites suggests female hunters were common among hunter-gatherer groups in the Americas. After discovering a 9,000-year-old female hunter buried in the Andes Mountains, researchers decided to undertake an expansive review of the literature on late Pleistocene and early Holocene burials. Advertisement After reviewing documented accounts of 429 individuals from 107 burial sites, researchers were able to identify 27 female individuals buried with big-game hunting tools. The analysis confirmed the Wilamaya Patjxa female, unearthed in the Andes in 2018, as the oldest known hunter burial in the Americas. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, suggest labor among early human societies in the Americas was shared relatively eve...