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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Unlikely Couple: Liaison Between a Sika Deer and a Japanese Snow Monkey

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers report on the mating behavior observed between a Japanese macaque male (also known as snow monkey) and a female Sika deer. According to the report, the interaction observed in Japan ... read more

Researchers Develop First Chikungunya Vaccine from Virus That Does Not Affect People

Dec. 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed the first vaccine for chikungunya fever made from an insect-specific virus that doesn't have any effect on people, making the vaccine safe and effective. The newly ... 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

Dec. 8, 2016 — When escaping from attacking predators, different water strider species adjust their jump performance to their mass and morphology in order to jump off the water as fast and soon as possible without ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — Female lemurs with normal color vision, as well as their cohabitating colorblind group members, may have selective advantage over lemur groups whose members are all colorblind, according to ... read more

Nov. 24, 2016 — The richest and poorest Americans differ in life expectancy by more than a decade. Glaring health inequalities across the socioeconomic spectrum are often attributed to access to medical care and ... 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. 16, 2016 — Internet and phone connections are essential for effective communicators and for success in business. New results from a study in Panama show that connections between trees may be important for ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — The transition from being sea creatures to living on land, even if it happened over 300 million years ago, seems to have left its traces on the way we keep our balance ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — An international team of scientists has used a wireless "brain-spinal interface" to bypass spinal cord injuries in a pair of rhesus macaques, restoring intentional walking movement to a ... 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

Oct. 31, 2016 — The brains of wild cats don’t necessarily respond to the same evolutionary pressures as those of their fellow mammals, humans and primates, indicates a surprising new ... 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

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

Oct. 19, 2016 — Researchers have observed wild-bearded capuchin monkeys in Brazil deliberately break stones, unintentionally creating flakes that share many of the characteristics of those produced by early Stone ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Tarsiers -- tiny, carnivorous primates -- are our distant cousins, according to scientists who sequenced and analyzed the tarsier genome. Their findings place tarsiers on the evolutionary branch that ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A first of its kind study found that wild-born, rehabilitated bonobos (Pan paniscus) can be efficient nut-crackers with a skill level not that different from wild ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — It's hard to be cooler than the snake's hips, the kipper's knickers or the bee's knees. But with no disrespect to the monkey's eyebrows, when it comes to marrying style to ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — For the first time, behavioral ecologists studied the impact of maternal stress on primate infants in the wild. Researchers followed non-human primate mothers through their gestation and their ... read more

New Book Details South America’s Surprising Prehistoric Mammals

Sep. 14, 2016 — South America was home to a host of unique animals during the 60-some million years the continent was isolated, during most of the Cenozic Period. Details and constructions of mammals ranging from ... read more

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