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2014-08-20 23:01:49

Go bananas with a free 12x8” monkey selfie canvas print courtesy of wildlife photographer David J Slater and global photo products company Picanova and support the Sulawesi crested black macaques Conservation Programme (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Go bananas with this free 12x8” canvas print offer from wildlife photographer David J Slater and global photo products company, Picanova. In a tit-for-tat move, Slater is offering the famous monkey selfie up for grabs for all – on a stunning...

2014-08-13 23:06:46

Rumble in the Jungle: Wildlife photographer David J Slater together with photo products company Picanova gives away canvas prints of his famous monkey selfie – for free. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Battle lines are being drawn; legal teams are going bananas. In the pre-match round of his impending legal battle with Wikipedia, wildlife photographer David J Slater is about to go one-up on the Goliath by giving away canvas prints of his now famous monkey selfie – at no cost. In a recently...

ADHD Drug Ritalin Shown To Control Impulsiveness In Rhesus Monkeys
2013-11-14 07:30:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Impulsive monkeys were more likely to accept delayed gratification after being given a dose of methylphenidate, the active ingredient of the drug Ritalin, according to new research presented during Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. According to Luis Populin, associate professor of neuroscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 11 percent of all American children between the ages of four and...

Snakes Helped Evolution Of High-Quality Vision
2013-10-29 04:52:33

[ Watch the Video: What Do Snakes Have To Do With Vision Evolution? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Neuroscientists from Brazil and Japan have found new evidence in support of a theory that that human ancestors developed high-quality vision as a defense mechanism against the threat of snakes. The study, which was published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrated that there are specific nerve cells located in the...

Human Activity In Thailand Affects Macaque Ability To Use Stone Tools
2013-08-14 14:06:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some scientists are focused on the conservation of species, researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Thailand have been focused on conserving species’ behavior, particularly those of the Burmese long-tailed macaque. According to new research from NTU, published in Oryx — The International Journal of Conservation, the macaque’s use of stone tools is being threatened by human activity. “Generally, when we...

2013-08-05 23:17:34

System Represents Major Advance in Studying Virus New York, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 By differentiating monkey stem cells into liver cells and inducing successful infection, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have shown for the first time that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can replicate in monkeys, according to research published in the journal Gastroenterology. The new findings may lead to the first new animal model and provide new avenues for developing...

The Monkey In The Middle Found To Have The Most Stress
2013-04-02 16:00:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Here´s a story which certainly won´t make anyone in middle management feel better about their jobs. According to a new study about the behavior of monkeys, those who find themselves in the middle of the pecking order, like middle managers, face more stress during their day. Researchers from Liverpool´s Institute of Integrative Biology, Chester Zoo and The University of Manchester conducted the study which has...

Primates Spontaneously Adjust Their Movements With Their Partners To Reach Synchrony
2013-01-28 09:55:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research that has shown how humans synchronize their body movements without any conscious effort has been carried over to studies into primate behavior. Much in the same manner that humans will fine-tune their gait to be in sync with those walking around them, or will slow or speed up their claps to be in unison with an applauding audience, researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have found that pairs...

2013-01-24 09:57:35

Since at least the 1970s, the population of critically endangered Sulawesi black macaques living in an Indonesian nature reserve has been dropping. But a new study by researchers at the University of Washington and in Indonesia shows that the population has stabilized over the past decade. The findings, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Primatology, are from the longest ongoing survey of Macaca nigra and are among the first evidence that the monkeys may be in better...

Sneaky Sex The Norm For Some Monkeys
2012-10-31 06:00:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ever tried to have sex in a house full of people, especially people you feel in competition with? It's not that easy, and the feeling of being watched is off-putting for most of us. It would be worse if those people could actually see you, and harass you during the act, right? Apparently, monkeys feel the same way. A new study by Anne Overduin-de Vries and her team from the Biomedical Primate Research Center reveals that monkeys shy...


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Assam Macaque, Macaca assamensis
2014-04-15 10:51:31

The Assam macaque (Macaca assamensis) is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in Southeast and South Asia. Its range includes Nepal, while its subspecies occupy larger ranges. The eastern Assamese macaque holds a range that includes Bhutan, Assam, Mizoram, and areas of Myanmar and Tibet. The western Assamese macaque holds a range that includes Sikkim, Assam, and areas of West Bengal and areas of Bangladesh. This species resides in varying habitats depending upon the area of its...

Pagai Island Macaque, Macaca pagensis
2014-04-14 12:26:36

The Pagai Island Macaque (Macaca pagensis), known also as the Pagai Macaque or Bokkoi, is an Old World monkey that is native to the Mentawai Islands off of the west coast of Sumatra. It is classified as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List because of its ever-shrinking habitat. It previously included the overall darker M. siberu as a subspecies, but this agreement is polyphyletic, leading to the two being classified as a separate species. Both were previously thought to be subspecies...

Southern Pig Tailed Macaque, Macaca nemestrina
2014-04-14 12:22:54

The Southern Pig-Tailed Macaque (Macaca nemestrina) is an Old World monkey of medium size. The species handle, nemestrina, is an adjective that is modified to agree in gender with the feminine generic name. It previously included the Northern Pig-Tailed, Pagai Island, and Siberut macaques as its subspecies. It can reach a weight of 5 to 15 kilograms in the large males. These monkeys are a buff-brownish color with a darker back and lighter lower parts of the body. Their common name is in...

Formosan Rock Macaque, Macaca cyclopis
2014-04-10 14:35:24

The Formosan Rock Macaque (Macaca cyclopis), Formosan Rock Monkey, or Taiwanese Macaque, is a macaque endemic to the island of Taiwan and has been introduced to Japan. Besides humans, these monkeys are only native primates living in Taiwan. These mammals measure 50 to 60 centimeters and weigh 5 to 12 kilograms, generally the females are smaller. Their tails are moderately long and they measure 26 to 45 centimeters. This macaque is brown or gray in coloration. The monkey has specialized...

Celebes Crested Macaque, Macaca nigra
2014-04-10 14:28:21

The Celebes Crested Macaque (Macaca nigra), known also as the Crested Black Macaque, Sulawesi Crested Macaque, or the Black Ape, is al Old World Monkey that resides in the northeast of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi as well as on smaller neighboring islands. The skin and the hairless face is, with the exception of some white hair on the shoulder range, entirely jet black colored. The long muzzle with high cheeks and the long tuft of hair, or crest, at the top side of the head are...

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