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

According to a new study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, chimpanzees choose their friendships with others based on personality.

Mother-Raised Chimps Have Higher Social IQ Than Orphans
2013-09-06 16:48:44

You’ve probably heard the phrase “mother knows best,” but may not have realized that it applies to chimpanzees as well as humans.

2013-09-05 23:20:21

Fauna Foundation in Chambly, Quebec, a sanctuary for chimpanzees, most retired from a U.S. laboratory, is pleased to announce two new residents, Tatu and Loulis.

Apes Can Learn To Dive And Swim
2013-08-15 05:56:57

The first video-based observation of swimming and diving apes has been provided by two researchers from Wits University and the University of Bern.

Choices Make Chimps Emotional
2013-05-30 09:48:02

In a modified version of the Stanford University Marshmallow Experiment, Hare and Rosati created two experiments meant to measure the emotional reaction of bonobos and chimps when faced with a game of chance.

Young Children Understand Grammar, Chimps Don’t
2013-04-11 08:08:57

While chimps simply mimic language patterns, children as young as two years old understand basic grammar rules and are not simply imitating adults as they first learn to speak, according to a new study.

Chimps May Be Able To ‘Think About Thinking’
2013-04-04 07:50:22

Metacognition, or the ability to think about thinking, is not an ability solely limited to humans according to a new study. A new study reveals that chimpanzees, humans' closest relatives, also appear to have the ability.

2013-03-11 23:04:12

Ironically, researchers are finding that human intelligence is declining at the same time other researchers are reporting that chimps have a much better short-term memory than humans and more

Chimps Love A Good Brain Teaser
2013-02-25 05:11:05

Apparently humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy a brain teaser every now and again, as newly published research has revealed solving puzzles also seems to be a source of gratification for chimpanzees.

Chimpanzees Learn To Use A Straw While Watching Other Proficient Demonstrators
2013-01-31 14:08:08

A study published this week presents the first experimental evidence that chimps, like humans, can watch and learn a group member’s invention of a better technique.


Word of the Day
lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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