Latest Ape Stories
Celebrities are channeling a distant relative with what Harper’s Bazaar describes as the latest trend in nail fashion for 2012: claws. But this may not be the first time primates traded their nails for claws.
Osteoporosis is blamed for backbone fractures.
Anthropologist Pat Shipman says that when our prehistoric ancestors began interacting with animals they developed empathy for them.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool discovered ancient footprints that show human-like features of the feet and gait existed two million years earlier than previously thought.
What sets mankind's closest relatives â€” monkeys, apes, and other primates â€” apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs â€” particularly rainfallâ€” that take their toll on other animals.
Fossils unveiled on Wednesday reveal that the last ancestor shared by monkeys and humans lived most likely between 24 and 28 million years ago, which is several million years later than previously assumed.
A group of scientists who have studied the life history of primates for decades got to thinking about their own life histories and decided they had better do something to preserve their work for posterity.
Catalan researchers have discovered in the rubbish dump of Can Mata in the VallÃ¨s-PenedÃ¨s basin (Catalonia) a new species of Pliopithecus primate, considered an extinct family of primitive Catarrhini primates (or "Old World monkeys").
Monkey species will become â€˜increasingly at risk of extinctionâ€™ because of global warming, according to new research.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.