After 20 years of study, scientists say the Capuchin monkeys in Argentina's Atlantic Forest are more sophisticated than previously thought and despite their small size, could tell us a lot about the origin of human intelligence.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 17, 2014) A group of female capuchin monkeys in northern Brazil have developed an unusual method of attracting male sexual partners when they're in heat; they throw rocks at them. Writing in November's online ... watch video
AFP (Dec. 18, 2013) Eight red howler monkeys, an endangered species who had been under the care of Colobia's Santafe zoo, have been released into the wild. They were part of a program which returns to their habitats ... watch video
Rumble (Jan. 13, 2015) Now this is one hungry monkey! Watch as this Capuchin eats every bite of a giant Chiquita banana. He even knows how to peel it correctly! Credit to 'MonkeyBoo'.
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CBC (Apr. 30, 2013) The opening story about being kidnapped as a child of four and abandoned in the jungle, where she lived with monkeys, is just the first incredible incident of the new book 'The Girl With No ... watch video
Sep. 1, 2015 Prehistoric 'sanctuary' regions where New Zealand seabirds survived early human hunting have been documented by scientists. The researchers reconstructed the population histories for prehistoric New ... read more
Sep. 1, 2015 Here's another discovery to bolster the case for medical marijuana: new research in mice suggests that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may delay the rejection of incompatible ... read more
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Aug. 31, 2015 Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports scientists. This first-time evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth's mantle -- thrust ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 Researchers have long been puzzled by two rapid and widespread changes in the abundance and distribution of North Pacific plankton and fish species that impacted the region's economically important ... read more
Feb. 27, 2013 Bearded capuchin monkeys deliberately place palm nuts in a stable position on a surface before trying to crack them open, revealing their capacity to use tactile information to improve tool ... read more
Sep. 3, 2012 While exchanging favors with others, humans tend to think in terms of tit-for-tat, an assumption easily extended to other animals. As a result, reciprocity is often viewed as a cognitive feat ... read more