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Other than humans, only chimps show a documented penchant for passing on styles of tool use, grooming, and other behaviors through teaching and imitation, contends a group of researchers led by Andrew Whiten of the University of St.
Ford's penchant for animals and the nature/culture nexus also calls to mind artists covering similar territory: Ann Craven, Ashley Bickerton, Mark Dion, and Alexis Rockman.
A good choice for mystery fans as well as those with a penchant for the supernatural.
But unfortunately, instead of brave role models, they have weasels like that Oscar magnet who, even when outed in the media, weaves elaborate canards to hide his penchant for boys.
This susceptibility cannot be attributed to such characteristics of low-status monkeys as low body weight, a penchant for submissive behavior, and declines in some measures of immune function, according to Cohen's group.
Fenley's interest in the distilled values of Asian art and her penchant for repetition imbued the three new works with many similarities.
The Marquis of Vidal is known the length of England as the Devil's Cub but his penchant for dueling enrages his father to the point where the elder sees no recourse but banishment to the Continent.
The artist also has a penchant for substituting birdhouses and other inanimate objects for human heads.
Such is the case with Harold Perrineau Jr., who plays a San Francisco transvestite with a penchant for tall, blinding head-dresses in Fina Torres's Woman on Top.
Longevity, at, least for men, seems to depend on a penchant for emotional stability that wards off extreme pangs of depression, even if it renders life a little boring.
Bogus Pomp, Lemon's 1990 debut work for Lyon, appears to be transitional, moving away from his more narrative earlier works like Folkdances to his current penchant for emotional abstractionism.
A standout that more dramatically defies the Shaker penchant for order and symmetry is the anonymous eight-page Sacred Roll, 1840-43.
Until his death at the age of 90 on November 21, Crisp carded on the tradition of outrageousness and social commentary masked as wit, along with a similar penchant for unflinching honesty.
It revolved around an unstable temperament that featured sharp ups and downs in emotion, relentless pursuit of activities and work, and intense self-absorption fueling a penchant for daydreaming.
And a child's penchant for writing his address by beginning with name, house, and street, and extending to encompass country, globe, solar system, and ultimately the entire cosmos, is as relevant here as Schrodinger's cat or the mathematics of factorials.