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February 8, 2016

Dec. 17, 2015 — An evolutionary biologist has analyzed political opposition to evolution and found it has evolved. The researcher analyzed the text in anti-evolution legislation using software for building genetic ... read more

When Brain Metabolism Dips, Desire Goes Up in Monkeys on 'Female Viagra'

Dec. 10, 2015 — As the drug touted as 'the female Viagra' comes to market, researchers are learning more about how the drug, called flibanserin, affects the ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Up to now, three species of lemurs on Madagascar were the only primates known to hibernate. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria, now show for the first time that another primate species that ... read more

Can a Bonobo Keep the Beat?

Nov. 24, 2015 — Spontaneous and synchronized drumming tempo has been assessed in a female bonobo who self-selected to participate by regularly approaching a human drummer in a designated research area within a ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A previously unknown anthropoid primate -- a forerunner of today's monkeys, apes and humans -- has been found in Libya. Researchers have dubbed their new find Apidium ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Humans have the best of all possible visual worlds because our full stereo vision combines with primitive visual pathways to quickly spot danger, a study has ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists have shed light on the evolutionary roots of language in the ... 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

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

Group Living: For Baboons Intermediate Size Is Optimal

Oct. 27, 2015 — Intermediate-sized groups provide the most benefits to wild baboons, new research reveals. The researchers compiled their findings based on observing five social wild baboon groups in East Africa ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — Evolutionary 'trade-off' between size of throat and testes discovered in howler monkeys furthers Darwin's theory of sexual selection and corresponds to mating systems: males with ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Rhesus monkeys can, in fact, transmit Cytomegalovirus (CMV) across the placenta to their unborn offspring, new research shows. This finding establishes the first primate model that researchers can ... read more

Scent Is the Route to the Very Best Fruit

Oct. 16, 2015 — Monkeys and other primates have a better sense of smell than is often claimed. Researchers have studied spider monkeys -- and found that they are experts at sniffing out optimally ripe ... read more

Oxytocin Nose-Drop Brings Marmoset Partners Closer

Oct. 14, 2015 — Scientists take a fresh look on how the 'social hormone' oxytocin affects couples, and show that marmosets are more attractive to their long-term mate after getting intranasal ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Rhesus monkeys were completely protected from the deadly Ebola virus when treated three days after infection with a compound that blocks the virus's ability to replicate. These encouraging ... 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 — A sneezing monkey, a walking fish and a jewel-like snake are just some of a biological treasure trove of over 200 new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Scientists interested in the early-hominid-like behavior of capuchin monkeys in Brazil are concerned that the animals will lose critical habitat with the expansion of industrial agriculture in their ... read more

Genetic Differences Among Monkeys in Tanzania Show Troubling Pattern

Oct. 5, 2015 — An endangered monkey species in Tanzania is living in geographical pockets that are becoming isolated from one another. The situation, researchers say, is mostly driven by the monkeys' proximity ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Many bachelor mammals, including lions, mountain gorillas, monkeys, and mice, attack and kill the offspring of other males--a form of infanticide--yet display parental behavior once they themselves ... read more

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