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Apr. 15, 2015 — Anthropologists have been observing savanna chimps using tools to hunt prey. After observing more than 300 tool-assisted hunts they found female chimps hunt with tools more than ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Chimpanzees are capable of some degree of planning for the future, in a manner similar to human children, while some species of monkeys struggle with this task, according to ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Researchers have produced the first whole-genome sequences of endangered mountain gorillas in the Virunga volcanic mountain range in central Africa. Findings from sequence analysis suggest the ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — The number of gorillas and chimpanzees in Central Africa continues to decline due to hunting, habitat loss, and disease, combined with a widespread lack of law enforcement and corruption in the ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Out of 295 ticks collected from the noses of lemurs in Madagascar, 100 percent of them were male. The chosen location may provide a convenient jump-off point for male ticks to switch hosts as the ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers surveying for endangered primates in national parks and forest reserves of Ivory Coast found, to their surprise, that most of these protected areas had been turned into illegal cocoa ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — The durability of a novel 'disseminating' cytomegalovirus-based Ebola virus vaccine strategy may eventually have the potential to reduce ebolavirus infection in wild African ape species, ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — When viruses such as influenza and Ebola jump from one species to another, their ability to cause harm can change dramatically, but research shows that it may be possible to predict the virus's ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — Just as humans will travel to their favorite restaurant, chimpanzees will travel a farther distance for preferred food sources in non-wild habitats, according to a new ... read more

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

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

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. 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. 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

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

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

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