Latest Nim Chimpsky Stories

2009-06-08 13:35:00

New research finds that chimpanzees remember the precise location of their favorite fruit trees.

2009-06-08 12:54:22

Humans, from ancient exchanges of food to modern day home mortgages, have bartered or traded to receive something that they couldn't achieve on their own.

2009-03-10 10:30:00

A Swedish study showed on Monday what it believes to be the first evidence that an animal other than humans can make spontaneous plans for future events.

2009-02-18 13:21:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Eugene Cussons, featured on the popular Animal Planet series Escape to Chimp Eden, is currently in Gabon, West Africa.

2009-02-01 14:35:41

Chimpanzees are famous for their aptitude in mimicking human behavior. Now scientists have announced that baby chimps’ mental development may be more advanced than human infants.

2008-12-19 09:10:00

Chimpanzees recognize their pals by using some of the same brain regions that switch on when humans register a familiar face.

2008-09-17 16:56:38

Spying someone yawning often makes us yawn. Now, a new study shows your canine buddy can catch yawns from you, too. The results suggest domestic dogs have the capacity for a fundamental form of empathy, the researchers say.

2008-09-08 13:40:00

Researchers at Chester Zoo say chimps may receive the same feelings of consolation from physical contact as humans.

2008-08-02 21:00:19

Chimpanzees used in medical tests are left with mental problems resembling those exhibited by humans who have undergone torture, a U.S. expert said.

2008-08-01 18:00:06

By DAVID EDWARDS Movieland has served up an unlikely cast of animated heroes of late. A kitchen-happy rat in Ratatouille, a grumpy green giant in Shrek and, most recently, WALL-E's lonely little robot.

Word of the Day
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.