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Researchers Create 15-Million-Year Model Of Great Ape History
2013-07-04 06:38:40

Using the study of genetic variation in a large panel of humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, researchers from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and Washington University in St. Louis have created a model of great ape history over the past 15 million years.

Ape And Human Infant Gestures Are Similar And Communicative
2013-06-08 09:06:31

In a study devoted to comparing the different types of gestures of infant apes and a human, psychologists analyzed video of the three to find remarkable similarities among the species.

Choices Make Chimps Emotional
2013-05-30 09:48:02

In a modified version of the Stanford University Marshmallow Experiment, Hare and Rosati created two experiments meant to measure the emotional reaction of bonobos and chimps when faced with a game of chance.

Saving The Great Apes Of Central Africa
2013-05-22 08:08:53

The Wildlife Conservation Society recently released a manual on protecting great apes in Central African forests.

Great Ape Fossil May Be Last Ancestor Of Chimps And Humans
2013-05-02 10:31:40

New analysis of a great ape fossil discovered in 2002 indicates that it could be the last common ancestor of chimps, gorillas and humans.

Bonobos Share With Strangers To Get Better Acquainted
2013-01-03 09:43:20

We primates are social animals and a pair of researchers from Duke University recently decided to look into how one group of primates, bonobos, approach the question of who to share with, and why.

Study Finds Chimps, Bonobos Practice Reciprocal Gifting
2012-11-21 16:50:03

If your mother was anything like mine, you learned early on that it is better to give than to receive. There is something seemingly inherent in our biology that gives us a certain amount of joy when bestowing gifts and favors upon those we love and care for.

Why Bonobo Yawning Is Contagious
2012-11-15 22:34:47

Yawning is contagious among many species and two biologists in Italy have found that the social relationships of bonobos can determine if yawns spread from ape to ape.

Adolescent Male Chimps Strive To Be Alphas In Large Community
2012-09-20 11:07:06

An Ohio University anthropologist reports the first observation of dominance relationships among adolescent male chimpanzees, which he attributes to the composition of their community.

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2012-09-13 10:17:49

A new species of monkey discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second to be identified in 28 years (sun-tailed monkey, c. 1984) and the first since the Kipunji was discovered in Tanzania in 2003.


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2007-01-02 11:10:29

The bonobo (Pan paniscus), until recently is usually called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee. It is one of the two species of chimpanzees. Physical characteristics Its head is smaller than that of the Common Chimpanzee but has a higher forehead. It has a black face with pink lips, small ears, wide nostrils, and long hair on its head. Females have slightly prominent breasts in contrast to the flat breasts of other female apes, though not as prominent...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.