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Ape tantrums: Chimps and bonobos emotional about choice

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/982000/982280_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534418307_12739c69a630dcf9d97566ed7e8770ea<p><b>Like many humans, chimpanzees and bonobos react quite emotionally when they take risks that fail to pay off.</b><p>This is according to …

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Apes get emotional over games of chance

Like some humans, chimpanzees and bonobos exhibit emotional responses to outcomes of their decisions by pouting or throwing angry tantrums when a …

Females Are Dominant Sex, Primate Study Suggests

James Owen in England<br>for National Geographic News<p>November 25, 2003<p>Feminists might be surprised to hear it, but females are the dominant sex in most primate communities. Far from being passive bystanders in a world governed by machismo, a new study suggests females may determine social evolution in …

Big brains, no fur, sinuses … are these clues to our ancestors' lives as 'aquatic apes'?

It is one of the most unusual evolutionary ideas ever proposed: humans are amphibious apes who lost their fur, started to walk upright and developed …

22 Bizarrely Creepy Facts

1 The World’s Largest Frog, the Goliath Frog, is over 1 Foot in Length<p>What better way to start our list of creepy facts than with this particular …

1 in 13 people have bendy chimp-like feet

YOU may be walking on chimp-like feet without knowing it. At least 1 in 13 of us have feet that are specially adapted for climbing trees.<p>Textbooks …

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Happy ending for Justin Bieber’s monkey

It’s a fairy tale ending for <b>Mally the Monkey</b>.<p>After being neglected by its pop idol owner, Justin Bieber’s former primate pal has a new home at the …

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Victory! Harvard to Shut Down Primate Laboratory

Written by<p>In the midst of World Week for Animals in Laboratories, we have exciting news to share. After more than three decades of PETA action, …

Rare Discovery: New Monkey Species Identified in Africa

Eye-Blink Behaviors in 71 Species of Primates

1. Dunbar RIM (1992) Neocortex size as a constraint on group size in primates. J Hum Evol 22: 469–493.<p>2. Byrne RW, Whiten A (editors) (1988) …

Almost half of all primates face 'imminent extinction'

Almost half of the world's primate species – which include apes, monkeys and lemurs - are threatened with extinction due to the destruction of …

Found: Sri Lankan primate thought to be extinct for 60 years

A mysterious primate driven to the brink of extinction by Britain's taste for tea has been photographed for the first time. The Horton Plains slender …

Primate Fossil Suggests Human Ancestors Originated In Asia, Not Africa

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor<p>Published: 06/04/2012 03:14 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>The ancestors of monkeys, apes and humans may have originated in Asia and not Africa as often thought, new fossils suggest.<p>The origin of anthropoids — the simians, or "higher primates," which include monkeys, …

World's Oldest Primate Was a Rodentlike Climber

An "extraordinary discovery" points to fruitful evolution for a Montana mammal.<p><b>The world's oldest known primate had upward mobility, according to new research.</b><p>For decades, a few teeth and jaw fragments were the only clues available about a mouse-size creature called <i>Purgatorius,</i> which lived some 65 …

Did our primate ancestors come from Asia? - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

The ancestors of monkeys, apes and humans may have originated in Asia and not Africa as often thought, new fossils suggest.<p>The origin of anthropoids — the simians, or "higher primates," which include monkeys, apes and humans — has been debated for decades among scientists. Although fossils …

Scientific research on primates: what do we owe animals like us?

The documentary Maximum Tolerated Dose (showing in Melbourne tonight and Sydney on February 12) offers a “look inside modern animal experimentation …

'Daytime' primates have active nightlife, too - Technology & science - Science - DiscoveryNews.com | NBC News

Most primates are active either in the day or night, but camera traps are revealing that some monkey and chimp day dwellers also go out at night for things such as pool soaks and snacks.<p>The latest to be snapped unaware is the Guizhou snub-nosed monkey, Rhinopithecus brelichi. Once thought to be …

How and why do we pick our friends?

Studies of dolphins, primates and humans show the reason we choose the companions we do is more complex, and perhaps less honorable, than we might think.<p>“Friendship," wrote CS Lewis, “is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” He wasn't …

3 new species of venomous primate identified by MU researcher

A venomous primate with two tongues would seem safe from the pet trade, but the big-eyed, teddy-bear face of the slow loris <i>(Nycticebus sp.)</i> has made …

Shock The Monkey: Paralyzed Primate Fixed By Neural Bridge Implant

A formerly-paralyzed monkey is back in poop-flinging shape thanks to a pioneering technique by researchers at Japan’s Science and Technology Agency and the University of Washington. They were able to restore the monkey’s upper limb movement with a new electronic bypass system which created a neural …

Pride: a secret weapon in protecting primates

"What we use to motivate the people is pride," says Ekwoge Enang Abwe, whose extraordinary work in saving the gorillas and chimpanzees in the Ebo …

Review: Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas

<b>Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas</b> is a work of narrative non-fiction that shines a light on some of the …