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2014-09-25 07:06:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The immediate negative impacts to an infant chimpanzee who is removed from its mother have been well documented. However, very little is known about the long-term impacts of such early life experiences. A new study led by the Lincoln Park Zoo reveals that these chimps develop behavioral and social deficiencies as adults. The results, published in Peer J, are based on a year-long study of 60 chimpanzees who were removed from their...

2014-07-25 09:39:14

Northwestern University Linguistic, cultural forces shape children's understanding of the natural world How would a child respond to this question? Would his or her list be full of relatives, animals from movies and books, or perhaps neighborhood pets? Would the poppies blooming on the front steps make the list or the oak tree towering over the backyard? How might the animals children name compare to those named by children raised in a different cultural or language background or in...

chimp gesture dictionary
2014-07-05 05:36:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time, scientists from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland have decoded the meaning behind the various gestures that chimpanzees use to communicate with one another, observing more than 80 wild Ugandan primates in order to compile a glossary of their hand and body movements. Writing in the July 2 edition of the journal Current Biology, St. Andrews primatologists Dr. Catherine Hobaiter and Professor Richard Byrne...

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

American Psychological Association Nonhuman primates preferred African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to...

2014-05-06 23:03:38

Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. The research also shows some of those traits have a neurobiological basis, and that those traits vary according to the...

2014-03-10 23:28:27

The author has written three highly acclaimed books that show life through the eyes of these endangered animals. She hopes her books will touch hearts and make a difference. (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Chimpanzees are the mammals most like humans. Because of this, people love to watch them, and chimps have long been captured and exhibited at circuses and zoos to feed the public's curiosity. Hear the story firsthand fom Joao... In "My Sanctuary: A Place I Call Home", Joao the...

Chimpanzees Are Not Conformist, Unless Peanuts Are At Play
2013-12-13 13:12:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chimpanzees are not conformists when it comes to solving a problem, unless it involves a high pay out, according to a study published in PLOS One. Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Evolutionary Anthropology studied how chimpanzees are rational thinkers, rather than conformists. Scientists have known that these animals are sensitive to social influences, but are capable of maintaining their own strategy in...

Long-Term Memory Helps Chimps Remember Where The Food Is
2013-10-24 05:33:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chimpanzees rely on their long-term memory when searching for food throughout the rainforest, according to a new study published in the journal Animal Behavior. Researchers studying whether chimpanzees aim their travel to particular rainforest trees to check for fruit found that the animals use long-term memory to remember the size and location of fruit trees and feeding experiences from previous seasons. The team recorded the...

Human Yawn Contagious To Chimps
2013-10-17 10:47:49

[ Watch The Video: Is A Human Yawn Contagious To Chimpanzees? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As fellow primates separated by only a few branches on the evolutionary tree, humans share many behaviors with chimpanzees. Now, research has shown that the older a chimp is, the more likely it is to respond to a familiar face yawning with a yawn of its own, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. Referred to as 'contagious yawning,' humans – as well as dogs...

Chimpanzees Choose Friendships Based On Similar Personality
2013-10-09 19:33:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, chimpanzees choose their friendships with others based on personality. Cognitive Biologists of the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland measured chimpanzee personality in two zoos with behavioral experiments and years of observations of the animals' behavior. The experiment included 38 captive chimpanzees. They also...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.