Primates

No one asked for this 3D re-imagining of Homer Simpson but here it is

Kiss your nightmare-less nights goodbye.<p>Artist Miguel Vasquez has created an image which will haunt you forever. It's a 3D rendering of what he …

The Simpsons

I Fell in Love With Madagascar and Its Sacred Trees

There are nine species of baobab found throughout our planet, but the so-called giant baobab—the one that calls out to travelers—is only found in …

News (U.S.)

What Uber Would Have Been Like in the 1980s

<i>“You can pay the driver in cash, or with a check.”</i> Simply follow these 12 steps to book a ride, and it’ll be at your location sometime in the next 24 …

Mammals

African palm oil expansion is bad news for the continent’s primates

Primate habitats overlap with the best regions for new palm oil plantations.<p>Palm oil is ubiquitous and is set to become more so over the next few …

Biodiversity

This Big Boy Is Coming To Woodland Park Zoo In September

Meet Kwame, Seattle's new big boy. You'll be able to see him at Woodland Park Zoo soon.<p>SEATTLE, WA - A trio of gorilla girls at Seattle's Woodland …

Gorillas

How the Car Sharing Service Uber Might Have Worked in the Pre-Smartphone Era of the 1980s

As part of his ongoing series that imagines how current technologies and services would look if they had been created in previous decades, Jo Luijten …

Carsharing

15 Wolves Rescued From Fur Farm Get New Home In Sylmar

<b>SYLMAR (CBSLA)</b> – Fifteen wolves who were rescued from an illegal fur farm in the Midwest have been relocated to a wildlife sanctuary in Sylmar.<p>The …

Wildlife

Patterns of Piety

<i>In this series, the First Things junior fellows share mini-essays on their current reading endeavors.</i> <i> »</i>

Literature

Irish primate says people want ‘action’ from pope, not apologies

LEICESTER, United Kingdom – Ireland’s top bishop said the people will want “more” than an “expression of sorrow” about clerical sexual abuse when …

Pope Francis

Tiny Pygmy Marmosets Piggyback Even Tinier Pygmy Marmoset Babies

Symbio Wildlife Park’s twin pygmy marmoset babies began to develop independence from mum and dad in August, occasionally venturing from the safety of …

Cute Animals

Florida's toxic red tide: These are the scientists on the front lines of animal rescue - The Washington Post

3:19<p>Florida's toxic red tide: These are the scientists on the front lines of animal rescue<p>0:58<p>Expect more dragonflies this year<p>6:38<p>Why do millipedes have so many legs?<p>1:52<p>San Antonio shark miraculously rescued after being stolen from aquarium<p>8:28<p>Watch a Komodo dragon get a check-up | Anna's Science …

Animal Rescue

Orangutan conservation bears fruit on Borneo

The Malaysian state of Sarawak is home to some of the largest but most at-risk populations of orangutans in the world. The Semenggoh Wildlife …

Environment

2017 – The third hottest year since 1800!

And the consequences observed by scientists are alarming. Ocean temperatures are still extremely high - the ocean level has increased by an average …

Climate Change

Oil palm: few areas in Africa reconcile high yields and primate protection

Continued growth in global demand for palm oil is expected to mean an expansion in oil palm plantations in Africa. The continent offers the low-lying …

Biodiversity

Peacock dies at Calgary Zoo after it flies into golf cart windshield

A peacock died at the Calgary Zoo after the animal flew into the windshield of a moving golf cart last week.<p>Despite quick action by veterinary staff, …

Golf

UGH! Palm Oil Is Now Threatening Apes in Africa, Too…

In nations such as Malaysia and Indonesia where palm oil plantations are rapidly taking over areas that were once diverse rainforest ecosystems, the …

Biodiversity

White Sand Luxury Villas and Spa hotel review: Watersports and eco-chic at this luxury Zanzibar resort

<i>In a nutshell: Beautifully designed and landscaped eco-hotel on a white sand Indian Ocean beach.</i><p>The look<p>Set in sprawling grounds, White Sand …

Indian Ocean

Monkey Casually Jumps Off The Top Of A 100-Foot Tower, Is Completely Fine

They say cats are good at surviving falls from high places, but monkeys are the absolute kings.<p>Twenty years after "Follow the Leader," the band's …

University of Florida

Secret to parrots’ intelligence found

Who’re you calling bird-brained?<p>Who’s a pretty and clever boy, then? Neuroscientists at the University of Alberta have identified the neural circuit …

Birds

Derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells in Japanese macaque (<i>Macaca fuscata</i>)

1.<p>Schofield, D. P., McGrew, W. C., Takahashi, A. & Hirata, S. Cumulative culture in nonhumans: overlooked findings from Japanese monkeys? <i>Primates</i> <b>59</b>, …

Google Scholar

Leap of faith! Monkey makes incredible 160-foot jump between electricity pylons

This is the incredible moment a villager in Khadiya climbed a 160-feet-high transmission tower to rescue a monkey.<p>Villagers tried to encourage the …

Animal Rescue

Watch: Endangered baby gibbon introduced to Prague zoo

An endangered Silvery Gibbon was introduced to the public at Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic Tuesday.<p>The Silvery Gibbon is one of the world's rarest primates and native to the island of Java in Indonesia, with less than 4,000 of the species living in the wild.<p>The new arrival is the second of its …

European News

Foot fossils suggest when primates went bipedal

Adaptations for bipedal walking in primates occurred as early as 4.4 million years ago, according to new research.<p>The feet of primates function as …

Science

In the Studio With a Pair of Ethical Taxidermists

In the Dutch city of Haarlem, in a cavernous former horse butchery filled with Victorian antiques, crocodile skins, anatomical models, glass eyes and animals in various states of mummification, a pair of whiskery former admen are creating some of the most exquisite ethical taxidermy in the world. …

Ethics

Kristen Bell narrates cuddly, 'inspiring' IMAX documentary 'Pandas'

Kristen Bell narrates the new IMAX original film "Pandas," which takes audiences to China where scientists are working toward a goal of releasing …

Kristen Bell

Bigfoot lawsuit lacks 'an air of reality': B.C. lawyers

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has reserved his decision on whether to throw out the case of a man who alleges his credibility has been damaged by the …

Sasquatch

It's primates versus palm oil in Africa

<b>Since both require the same habitat, scientists are worried how primates will survive the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations.</b><p>As palm oil …

Sustainability

BABY ANIMALS EATING

A longtime wildlife photographer presents an album of her photographs of baby animals eating.Eszterhas, who has observed and photographed animals …

Monkeys

Wild Chimp Spotted Playing Very Familiar Game With Little Baby

Turns out baby chimps demand games of "airplane" too.<p>A sweet little interaction spotted in the forest in Africa is an astonishing reminder of how …

Animals

The top 10 cutest animals in science

It’s science! Very, very cute science. The scientific publishing group Nature has put together a video of the 10 cutest scientific discoveries of the …

Top 10