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May 11, 2016 — A team has been awarded a prize for their proposal to crack down on wildlife crime using a portable DNA sequencing device, the MinION, to read the ‘barcode genes’ of animals affected by illegal ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — An international team of scientists used an amplification technique to sequence the genomes of two divergent Plasmodium malaria species from miniscule volumes of chimpanzee blood to find clues about ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Bonobos – just like humans – pay more attention to pictures that show other members of their species displaying emotional behaviour than to neutral ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — According to a new study, our ancestors between 2 and 3 million years ago started to spend far less time and effort chewing by adding meat to their diet and by using stone tools to process their ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Fifty-six million years ago, just before earth's carbon dioxide levels and average temperatures soared, many species of primitive primates went extinct in North America for reasons unclear to ... read more

Mar. 4, 2016 — Sumatran orangutans, one of the two existing species of orangutans, live exclusively in the North of the Indonesian island Sumatra and are critically endangered. An international team of researchers ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — Newly discovered stone tool-use behavior and accumulation sites in wild chimpanzees are reminiscent to human cairns, report researchers. Chimpanzees are proficient tool-users, using sticks to fish ... read more

Can Some Birds Be Just as Smart as Apes?

Mar. 3, 2016 — At first glance, the brains of birds and mammals show many significant differences. In spite of that, the cognitive skills of some groups of birds match those of apes, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — A faster, less expensive method has been developed and used to learn the DNA sequence of the male-specific Y chromosome in the gorilla. The research reveals that a male gorilla's Y chromosome is ... read more

Genetics and Brain Regions Linked to Sex Differences in Anxiety-Related Behavior in Chimpanzees

Mar. 2, 2016 — Genetics and specific brain regions are linked to sex differences in chimpanzees' scratching behavior, a common indicator of anxiety in humans and others primates, according to a new research ... read more

Ancient Chimpanzee ‘Adam’ Lived Over One Million Years Ago, Research Reveals

Feb. 25, 2016 — Researchers compare human male - and female- line genealogies with those of our closest animal ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — Gorillas in the wild frequently 'sing' and 'hum' during feeding and adult males call more than their younger or female counterparts, according to a new ... read more

Human Children and Wild Great Apes Share Their Tool Use Cognition

Feb. 24, 2016 — Young children will spontaneously invent tool behaviors to solve novel problems, without the help of adults, much as non-human great apes have been observed to do. The findings are contrary to the ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the 'Lone Star' lizard. The species -- the first known example of a worm lizard in Texas -- offers ... read more

Can Ecotourism Save Endangered Species?

Feb. 18, 2016 — Using population viability modelling, researchers have developed a method that for the first time quantifies the impact of ecotourism on threatened ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — Scientists have sequenced the complete genome of all five identified strains of the gibbon ape leukemia virus (GALV). The scientists were able to prove that selection has shaped parts of the genome ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — As the latest in a series of studies, researchers have shown the ability of a vaccine vector based on a common herpesvirus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) expressing Ebola virus glycoprotein (GP), to ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Bystanders can influence the way adult male chimpanzees establish grooming interactions according to new research. The results challenge existing theories and bring into question the long-held ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have shown that chimpanzees infected with toxoplasmosis are attracted by the urine of their natural predators, leopards, but not by urine from other large felines. The study suggests that ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — A new genus with two new species of the weakly electric freshwater fish family Mormyridae has been described from only three specimens collected over a period of 13 years in the Central African ... read more

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