In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jill Pruetz, these savanna dwelling chimps, named the Fongoli group, may provide a unique insight into the study of evolution, early hominids and our earliest ancestors.
AP (July 4, 2014) Performance capture actor Terry Notary is the best in the world at moving his human body like an ape. Notary makes the chimps come alive in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.' He talks about his craft ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 9, 2014) According to a new study, trout could be just as clever as chimps when it comes to finding hunting partners to help them get their fins on some food.
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AFP (Apr. 21, 2015) As money runs out at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone, around 85 chimps are facing homelessness. The centre closed when the Ebola epidemic was ravaging the country but now that closure ... watch video
Oct. 25, 2016 Scientists have long believed that the Isthmus of Panama emerged from the ocean three million years ago, triggering a massive interchange of species between the Americas in its wake. However, recent ... read more
Oct. 27, 2016 Global warming above 1.5°Celsius, the ideal limit set by the 2015 Paris Agreement, will change the Mediterranean region, producing ecosystems never seen throughout the last 10,000 years, a new study ... read more
Oct. 26, 2016 A new prototype of a lithium-sulphur battery -- which could have five times the energy density of a typical lithium-ion battery -- overcomes one of the key hurdles preventing ... read more
Oct. 27, 2016 If the powerhouse of the cell, mitochondria, is disrupted, stem cells in the gut suffer, researchers have discovered. The human intestinal system covers an area of approximately 300 to 500 square ... read more
Oct. 27, 2016 The ash dieback fungus could spread more quickly and affect more trees than previously expected, according to research. Scientists have discovered that asexual spores of the ash dieback fungus ... read more
Oct. 27, 2016 Crustaceans that thrive in the vastness of the open ocean have no place to hide from their predators. Consequently, many creatures that live at depths where sunlight fades to ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 Working with dot-counting mice running through a virtual-reality maze, scientists have found that in order to navigate space rodent brains rely on a cascade of neural signals ... read more
Apr. 15, 2015 Anthropologists have been observing savanna chimps using tools to hunt prey. After observing more than 300 tool-assisted hunts they found female chimps hunt with tools more than ... read more
Jan. 30, 2013 Chimps can learn more efficient ways to use a tool by watching what others do, according to new research. Their study presents the first experimental evidence that chimps, like humans, can watch and ... read more
Dec. 1, 2011 Anthropologists report that chimpanzees in Senegal frequently share food and hunting tools with other chimps. This is thought to be the first study to document non-meat sharing behavior among ... read more