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Mar. 13, 2015 — Our skeletons hold tell-tale signs that show that human bipedalism are unique to humans especially when compared to our closest living relatives, apes. Exactly when these signs first appear in our ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — Infectious disease spillover, including from humans to animals, poses risk to the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park, where Jane Goodall began her pioneering behavioral research in ... read more

Modeling Chimp Behavior? Try Using Laws That Govern Matter

Mar. 3, 2015 — To simulate chimp behavior, scientists created a computer model based on equations normally used to describe the movement of atoms and molecules in a confined space. An interdisciplinary research ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to new research. The scientists conducted a comprehensive survey of ... read more

Feb. 25, 2015 — The way that monkeys are displayed in the media, such as in human settings and in contact with humans, can have serious effects on the way that the public perceives those species, according to a new ... read more

Neighboring Birds Sing 'out of Tune'

Feb. 18, 2015 — Great tits living next to each other may sing their songs at significantly different rates, more or less frequently, as compared to non-neighboring ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — The human brain expanded dramatically in size during evolution, imparting us with unique capabilities. Scientists have now shown that it's possible to pick out key changes in the genetic code ... read more

Feb. 11, 2015 — Humans aren't the only species to be influenced by spin. Our closest primate relatives are susceptible, too. For example, people rate a burger as more tasty when it is described as "75 ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — A new genus and species of flowering plants from the custard apple family, Annonaceae, has been discovered in the jungles of Gabon by French and Gabonese botanists. The extraordinary genus was named ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — Chimpanzees have special grunts for particular types of foods, and their fellow chimps know exactly what those calls mean. Now, by studying what happened after two separate groups of adult ... read more

Orangutans Take the Logging Road

Feb. 2, 2015 — 'Foot' travel by Borneo's shaggy apes may be evolving more than initially thought, researchers have discovered. The Bornean orangutan not only regularly walks Wehea Forest floors to ... read more

Fewer Viral Relics May Be Due to a Less Bloody Evolutionary History

Feb. 2, 2015 — Humans have fewer remnants of viral DNA in their genes compared to other mammals, a new study has found. This decrease could be because of reduced exposure to blood-borne viruses as humans evolved to ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — For chimpanzees, just like humans, teasing, taunting and bullying are familiar parts of playground politics. An analysis of twelve years of observations of playground fights between young chimpanzees ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — Genetic variations associated with some modern maladies are extremely old, scientists have discovered, predating the evolution of Neanderthals, Denisovans (another ancient hominin) and contemporary ... read more

Jan. 21, 2015 — Dramatic habitat loss by 2020 threatens the population of the planet's most endangered chimp subspecies, according to new research. The work suggests that climate change could do more harm to ... read more

Jan. 19, 2015 — Earth's earliest primates have taken a step up in the world, now that researchers have gotten a good look at their ankles. A new study has found that Purgatorius, a small mammal that lived on a ... read more

Human Mode of Responding to HIV Vaccine Is Conserved from Monkeys

Jan. 15, 2015 — The antibody response from an HIV vaccine trial in Thailand was made possible by a genetic trait carried over in humans from an ancient ancestry with monkeys and apes, according to a study. ... read more

Jan. 5, 2015 — Several new articles explore the biology of fun (and the fun of biology). Scientists present what we know about playfulness in dogs, dolphins, frogs, and octopuses. They also provide insights on ... read more

New Hope for Borneo's Orangutans Despite Threats of Future Climate Change, Deforestation

Jan. 5, 2015 — New conservation research has discovered that up to 74% of current orangutan habitat in Borneo could become unsuitable for this endangered species due to 21st century climate or land-cover ... read more

Dec. 22, 2014 — Latest analysis of prehistoric bones show there is no anatomical reason why a person born today could not develop the skeletal strength of a prehistoric forager or a modern orangutan. Findings ... read more

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