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Jan. 18, 2017 — In cooperation with an international team of experts, scientists demand immediate measures to protect ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Over millions of years retroviruses have been incorporated into our human DNA, where they today make up almost 10 per cent of the total genome. A research group has now discovered a mechanism through ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — Researchers find that chimpanzees are more likely to reproduce with mates whose genetic makeup most differs from their own. Many animals avoid breeding with parents, siblings and other close ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — Do big-brained creatures steal energy for them from other organs or eat more to supply this expensive tissue? New work in large-brained fish suggests skimping elsewhere is not enough to meet the ... read more

Exploring the Evolutionary History of the Immune System

Dec. 9, 2016 — Researchers have found that human ALOX15 appears to have developed a much higher capacity to stimulate the production of these lipid mediators than the enzyme variant found in lower ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — Monkeys and apes are unable to learn new vocalizations, and for decades it has been widely believed that this inability results from limitations of their vocal anatomy: larynx, tongue and lips. But ... read more

Chimpanzees Recognize One Another from Their Rear Ends

Dec. 1, 2016 — It is important for social animals to be able to recognise one another quickly. Humans are able to recognize each other immediately from their faces. Faces are also important for chimpanzees, but a ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km swath of reefs in the northern region of the Great Barrier ... read more

Marine Disease Likely to Follow Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching

Nov. 28, 2016 — Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the worst destruction of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, report experts. And this may be followed by devastating outbreaks of ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Think of all the things your mom taught you - sit up straight, close your mouth when you chew your food, remember to say please and thank you...the list goes on. When it comes to learning how to ... read more

Virologists Unravel Mystery of Late 20th Century Gibbon Leukaemia Outbreak

Nov. 17, 2016 — The mystery of an outbreak of lymphoma and leukaemia in gibbon colonies in the US, Bermuda and Thailand in the late 1960s and early 1970s has been solved by animal disease ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — Chimpanzees routinely fish for algae during the dry season in Bakoun, Guinea, using long and robust sticks as a tool, researchers have ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — Support from family and friends significantly reduces stress in wild chimpanzees, both during conflicts with rival groups and during everyday affiliation, report ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — Male chimpanzees are focused on offspring rather than building relationships with females, new research on humans' closest living relatives ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — A babysitter can make a big difference in a parent's life. For wild chimps in Uganda, it may even mean that mothers can wean their infants faster, which can allow them to reproduce again more ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — Hunting has dramatically reduced the diversity of animal communities in forests near villages in Gabon and may also be driving declines in similar landscapes across 53% of Central Africa, report ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — As people age, they often find that it's more difficult to see things up close. Reading a newspaper suddenly requires a good pair of reading glasses or bifocals. Now, researchers find that the ... read more

Nigeria's Superhighway Threatens Local Communities, Elephants, and Gorillas

Oct. 28, 2016 — A proposed superhighway in Nigeria’s Cross River State will displace 180 indigenous communities and threaten one of the world’s great centers of biodiversity if completed, according to ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have revealed ancient gene mixing between chimpanzees and bonobos, humankind's closest relatives, showing parallels with Neanderthal mixing in human ancestry. The ... read more

Bushmeat Hunting Threatens Mammal Populations and Ecosystems, Poses Food Security Threat

Oct. 20, 2016 — The ongoing decline of more than 300 species of animals is having significant environmental impacts and posing a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America, ... read more

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