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September 28, 2020

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Primate Brain Size Does Not Predict Their Intelligence

A research team has systematically investigated the cognitive abilities of lemurs, which have relatively small brains compared to other primates. Conducting systematic tests with identical methods ...

Scientists Identify New Species of Crystal-Encrusted Truffle, Thanks to Bonobos

Mushroom-munching bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have introduced scientists to a new species of ...

Your Cells Look Young for Their Age, Compared to a Chimp's

Many humans live to see their 80s, some even reach 100. But chimpanzees rarely make it past 50, despite sharing 99% of our genetic code. While modern medicine has added years to human lifespans, a ...

Like Humans, Chimpanzees Can Suffer for Life If Orphaned Before Adulthood

A new study shows that orphaned male chimpanzees are less competitive and have fewer offspring of their own than those who continue to live with their mothers. The remaining puzzle is, what is it ...
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Clear Strategies Needed to Reduce Bushmeat Hunting

Extensive wildlife trade not only threatens species worldwide but can also lead to the transmission of zoonotic diseases. Research sheds new light on the motivations why people hunt, trade or consume ...

For Chimpanzees, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age

Silver strands and graying hair is a sign of aging in humans, but things aren't so simple for our closest ape relatives --the chimpanzee. A new study found graying hair is not indicative of a ...

Dolphins Learn Foraging Skills from Peers

Dolphins can learn new skills from their fellow dolphins. New findings show that dolphins are not only capable of learning new ways to catch prey, but they are also motivated to learn from peers, not ...

In the Wild, Chimpanzees Are More Motivated to Cooperate Than Bonobos

Scientists investigated cooperation dynamics in wild chimpanzees (Tai, Ivory Coast) and bonobos (LuiKotale, DCR) using a snake model. While chimpanzees cooperate to defend their territory, bonobos do ...

Human Brain Size Gene Triggers Bigger Brain in Monkey Fetus

A human-specific gene causes a larger neocortex in the common marmoset, a non-human ...

Ebola Transmission Risks Would Be Taken More Seriously With Ground-Up Interventions

A study has found significant differences in disease risk perception and channels of information about Ebola virus disease (EVD) in rural areas and urban centers of Guinea, West ...

A Rare Heart Bone Is Discovered in Chimpanzees

Experts have discovered that some chimpanzees have a bone in their heart, which could be vital in managing their health and ...

Social Status, Not Size, Determines Reproductive Success for Female Mountain Gorillas

Dominance rank among female mountain gorillas is not related to body size but does increase their reproductive output according to new ...

In Chimpanzees, Females Contribute to the Protection of the Territory

Researchers have extensively studied several neighboring groups of western chimpanzees and their findings reveal that females and even the entire group may play a more important role in between-group ...

Chimpanzees Help Trace the Evolution of Human Speech Back to Ancient Ancestors

One of the most promising theories for the evolution of human speech has finally received support from chimpanzee ...

Similar to Humans, Chimpanzees Develop Slowly

Researchers have systematically investigated developmental milestones in wild chimpanzees of the Taï National Park (Ivory Coast) and found that they develop slowly, requiring more than five years to ...

Cultural Diversity in Chimpanzees

Termite fishing by chimpanzees was thought to occur in only two forms with one or multiple tools, from either above-ground or underground termite nests. By carefully observing the techniques required ...

Origins of Human Language Pathway in the Brain at Least 25 Million Years Old

The human language pathway in the brain has been identified by scientists as being at least 25 million years old -- 20 million years older than previously ...

Lifestyle Trumps Geography in Determining Makeup of Gut Microbiome

Researchers studied the gut microbiomes of wild apes in the Republic of Congo, of captive apes in zoos in the US, and of people from around the world and discovered that lifestyle is more important ...

Gorillas Display Territorial Behavior

Scientists have discovered that gorillas really are territorial -- and their behavior is very similar to our ...

Baboon Mothers Carry Their Dead Infant Up to 10 Days

Baboon mothers living in the wild carry dead infants for up to 10 days, according to a new study led by UCL and Université de ...

Apes' Inner Ears Could Hide Clues to Evolutionary History of Hominoids

Studying the inner ear of apes and humans could uncover new information on our species' evolutionary relationships, suggests a new ...

Survival of the Fittest: How Primate Immunodeficiency Viruses Are Evolving

Researchers found that unlike immunodeficiency viruses (IVs) that infect other primates, the IV that infects the greater spot-nosed monkey is able to antagonize human BST-2 to survive and ...

Crops Provide Chimpanzees With More Energy Than Wild Foods

A new study has found that cultivated foods offer chimpanzees in West Africa more energetic benefits than wild foods available in the region. The findings have made a significant development for our ...

Researchers Were Not Right About Left Brains, Study Suggests

Brain imprints on cranial bones from great apes and humans refute the long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique, according to new ...

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