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Human Hands Evolved For Fighting And Punching
2012-12-20 10:48:00

While we know our hands can allow us to do many things, such as play music, make art, and easily grasp and manipulate tools, they have actually evolved for a vastly different reason, according to new research.

2012-12-04 11:59:25

The ability of male chimpanzees to form coalitions with one another in order to direct aggression at other male chimpanzees has certain benefits.

Dogs Learn Differently Than Humans
2012-11-23 05:55:02

A research team from the University of Lincoln, UK, have discovered that dogs learn to associate words with objects in different ways than humans do.

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.

Mid-Life Crisis Found To Affect Apes Too
2012-11-20 05:10:31

Apes, like humans, experience a decline in happiness during middle age, which rebounds as they approach old age, according to a new study that suggests the infamous mid-life crisis may have biological, rather than sociological, roots.

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.

Humans Evolved To Live Longer Because Of Grandmothers
2012-10-24 07:50:47

New research indicates that human longevity is what it is because of grandmothers helping with childcare at an early stage in human history.

Raw Diet Starves Brains
2012-10-23 21:32:50

There’s a diet for any kind of person and personality, no matter how odd or strange. One such diet, the raw food diet, has come under plenty of scrutiny for it’s strict regulations.

Penn researchers connect baboon personalities to social success and health benefits    It's important to have friends, whether you are human or baboon.  Studies have shown that strong social networks lead to better health and longer lives for both species. In a new study, researchers from the Univer
2012-10-02 14:40:02

It's important to have friends, whether you are human or baboon. Studies have shown that strong social networks lead to better health and longer lives for both species.


Latest Chimpanzee Reference Libraries

Ugandan Red Colobus, Procolobus tephrosceles
2012-06-21 13:36:08

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...

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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
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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