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February 5, 2016

Survey Shows Aussies' Love and Concern for Great Barrier Reef

Jan. 29, 2016 — More than three quarters of Australians regard the Great Barrier Reef as part of their national identity and nearly 90 percent believe it is under threat from climate change, a new report ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — New information about the diets of chimpanzees has been gained by scientists based on teeth remains. This is especially relevant because it provides objective data on behaviors revealed by diet that ... read more

Body Odor Sets Female Rhesus Monkeys Apart

Nov. 2, 2015 — Rhesus monkeys make use of their sense of smell to distinguish between members of their own and other social groups, according to new research. The results revealed that monkeys of both sexes ... read more

Chimpanzee Language Claims Lost in Translation, Researchers Conclude

Nov. 2, 2015 — Research published earlier this year claiming chimpanzees can learn each others' language is not supported, a team of scientists concludes after reviewing the ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Researchers have described the new genus and species, Pliobates cataloniae, based on a skeleton recovered from the landfill of Can Mata (Catalonia, NE Spain). The fossil remains belong to an adult ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a previously unknown wellspring of genetic diversity in humans, chimps and most other primates. This diversity arises from a new component of itinerant sections of genetic ... read more

Endangered Orangutans Face a New Threat

Oct. 14, 2015 — The loss of habitats is considered to be the greatest threat to the endangered orangutans. A new study -- which found that orangutans living in close proximity are surviving on thousands of fewer ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The malaria parasite molecules associated with severe disease and death have been shown to share key gene segments with chimp and gorilla malaria parasites, which are separated by several millions of ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — A mammalian photoreceptive protein melanopsin spontaneously releases the chromophore retinal, say researchers. The property would be important to regulate non-visual photoreception in ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — New research gives researchers a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman primates -- such as capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees -- remain only ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Research into differences between chimpanzees and bonobos in 'preparation' for tool use reveals intriguing sex bias in object manipulation in young chimpanzees -- one that is partly ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Scientists investigating human and chimpanzee locomotion have uncovered unexpected similarities in the way the two species use their upper body during two-legged ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Chimpanzees' personality traits are linked to the anatomy of specific brain structures, according to researchers. The researchers studied 107 chimpanzees' brains using magnetic resonance ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way great apes and humans see them, according to ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — After being mostly neglected for more than a hundred years, a group of digger wasps from Australia has been given a major overhaul in terms of species descriptions and identification methods. This ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Remember the scene in the classic movie 'Alien,' when that creepiest of creatures bursts out of John Hurt's belly as he writhes in pain? Well, according to a new study, great apes are ... read more

Sep. 13, 2015 — Darwinius shares more in common with modern lemurs based on how its teeth erupted, according to new ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — A study of species-specific regulation of gene expression in chimps and humans has identified regions important in human facial development and ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — What the last common ancestor between humans and African apes looked like has remained unclear. A new study now shows that important clues lie in the ... read more

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