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Research Finds Chimps Like Listening To Music With A Different Beat
2014-06-27 03:46:27

Nonhuman primates preferred African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music

Chimpanzees Show Impulsive Behaviors In Cooperating For Food
2014-06-13 10:04:38

Researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, discovered in a new study that chimpanzees within a socially contained setting, impulsively cooperate with each other, selecting a partner of their choosing.

Compassion Can Be Exhibited By Elephants
2014-02-18 10:02:41

People often reflexively put their arm around someone else in distress and a new study from researchers at Emory University in the journal PeerJ has found that elephants also console each other in times of need.

Young Bonobos Regulate Emotions Similar To Human Children
2013-10-15 08:13:32

Striking similarities between the emotional development of bonobos and that of human children have been discovered by researchers studying young bonobos in an African sanctuary.

Ultimatum Game Shows Chimps Can Practice Fairness
2013-01-15 04:39:10

Chimpanzees possess a sense of fairness that scientists previously attributed as being solely human, a new study from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University, and Georgia State University demonstrates.

2012-09-04 10:45:34

While exchanging favors with others, humans tend to think in terms of tit-for-tat, an assumption easily extended to other animals.

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2011-08-09 10:55:00

In a new paper, researchers conclude that chimpanzees are indeed willing to do favors for others, leading them to believe our prosocial behavior may date back further than previously thought.

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2011-04-08 09:05:00

Contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom, it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.

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2011-04-06 08:25:33

It’s been a puzzle why our two closest living primate relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, have widely different social traits, despite belonging to the same genus.

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2008-08-26 08:10:00

Researchers found monkeys are more generous with friends compared to strangers, and demonstrated advanced prosocial tendencies, according to a new study.


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'.