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
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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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
AFP (Dec. 16, 2015) Nine monkeys being cared for at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin, after having been taken from the forest and sold by traffickers, were released back into the wild. Red howler monkeys are an endangered ... watch video
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
Reuters - News Video Online (Sep. 22, 2016) India's northern Himachal Pradesh state has just increased its cash incentive for citizens to kill monkeys to $7 from $5, after having limited success in controlling their population.
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Oct. 20, 2016 Our intestine hosts a complex ecosystem of bacteria; we call it the gut microbiota, which includes at least 1000 difference species. We get most of our gut microbes soon after birth, although there ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Transforming data about the structure of proteins into melodies gives scientists a completely new way of analyzing the molecules that could reveal new insights into how they work -- by listening to ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Biologists who study the mechanics of cell division have for years disagreed about how much force is at work when the cell's molecular engines are lining chromosomes up in the cell, preparing to ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 A non-human sialic acid sugar molecule common in red meat that increases the risk of tumor formation in humans is also prevalent in pig organs, with concentrations increasing as the organs are ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 New insight about how cells dispose of their waste has been discovered by researchers. They show the necessity of a regulation in space and time of a key protein involved in cellular waste disposal. ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Intensive farming, sprawling towns, a dense road network -- the modern world leaves less and less space for animals and plants. They are forced back into shrinking refuges, ... 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