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The bonobo, one of man’s closest relatives, has had its genome completely mapped by German researchers, placing a new checkmark in the DNA-sequencing list that already includes humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, giving scientists a complete record of the great ape genome.
Max Planck scientists have completed the genome of the bonobo -- the final great ape to be sequenced
A chimpanzee at a Swedish zoo first thought to be a nuisance has now been identified as the first animal of its kind to demonstrate the higher brain function of planning for future events in an attempt to solve a problem.
People don't always do as their neighbors do, and the same is true of neighboring chimpanzees.
Diets rich in meat helped early mother’s wean their babies at an earlier age and allowed them to have more children, behaviors that may have helped humans spread more quickly across the world and had a profound effect on human evolution.
Chimpanzee behavior suggests tree-to-ground transition occurred before emergence of ancient humans
The transmission of knowledge to the next generation is a key feature of human evolution.
A study published online on April 12 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology offers some news for parents: even toddlers have a tendency to follow the crowd.
Fighting ability, largely determined by upper body strength, continues to rule the minds of modern men.
The Ugandan red colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) is a primate native to Africa. It is an Old World monkey that was not classified as its own species until 2001. Its range includes five areas of Uganda and Tanzania that equal 621.3 miles. These areas include the edge of Lake Victoria in Tanzania and Kibale National Park in Uganda, where the largest population is thought to be located. The preferred habitat of this monkey depends on its location, and it some areas, sustainable habitat is...
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...
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.