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Crows are as intelligent as humans

Crows are as intelligent as humans

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We already know that crows are a highly intelligent bird species. Indeed, redOrbit has previously covered remarkable research which showed that one species, the Caledonian Crow, was as smart...

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2014-10-22 23:09:37

Climate scientists, high-profile television, film and theatrical works, and ethical business honored with Pongo Environmental Award at Orang Utan Republik Foundation's Annual Fundraiser.

roots of human altruism
2014-08-29 03:00:23

Apes hardly ever act selflessly without being solicited by others; humans often do. What has caused this curious divergence, which is arguably the secret to our species’ unparalleled success?

orangutan conservation
2014-07-18 03:45:37

Protecting the forest homes of orangutans is the most cost-effective way of boosting the great apes’ chances of survival in the long-run, international scientists have found.

Wild Gorillas Signal Using Odor
2014-07-10 03:02:41

Silverback gorillas appear to use odor as a form of communication to other gorillas

Early Humans May Have Evolved Bigger Brains Eating Insects
2014-07-03 07:31:38

A new study, led by Washington University in St. Louis, suggests that seasonal diet changes may have played a role in the development of bigger brains and higher-level cognitive functions in human ancestors and other primates.

Bornean Orangutans Coming Down From The Trees
2014-02-14 05:10:36

Orangutans have always been seen as tree dwellers, but the latest study from researchers at the University of Leicester says these apes are coming down from their castles more often than scientists knew.

New World Monkey Evolution And Migration
2014-01-04 05:01:21

After landing in South America approximately 37 million years ago, primates spread as far north as the Caribbean and as far south as Patagonia, according to research currently appearing online in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Human Expansion Squeezing Out Bonobo Populations In The Congo
2013-11-27 07:52:56

The bonobo, formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee, is quickly losing space in a world with growing human populations, according to the most detailed range-wide assessment ever conducted.

The Most Social Monkeys Have The Most Distinct Facial Features
2013-11-20 15:05:36

A new study of Old World monkeys, published in the journal Nature Communications, has suggested that they rely on facial features to recognize each other, particularly for those primates living in larger groups.

Stem Cells Reveal Differences Humans Apes
2013-10-24 09:27:59

For the first time, scientists have taken stem cells from chimpanzees and bonobos and turned them into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and their work has helped to highlight some of the differences between humans and great apes.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.