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chimp tool use
2014-10-02 07:00:40

As Apple has reminded us recently, when a new device comes out – many people in our culture scramble to start using it right away. That phenomenon – of a new tool spreading around within a group – has now been seen in chimpanzees for the first time.

chimpanzee game theory
2014-06-06 09:07:10

As humans, we tend to take great pride in our position at the top of the food chain. A new study from CalTech, however, shows that, when it comes to competition, we might not rank as high as our cousins, the chimps.

2012-05-10 22:47:20

People don't always do as their neighbors do, and the same is true of neighboring chimpanzees.

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2011-08-13 06:30:00

While both humans and chimpanzees start out life with key portions of their brains underdeveloped, the rapid growth in these cognitive and decision-making areas that occur in human children are not characteristic of young chimps.

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2010-04-26 14:32:53

Two studies in the April 27th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, offer rare glimpses into the ways that chimpanzees deal with the deaths of those closest to them.

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2009-07-15 12:50:00

A University of Calgary archaeologist who is one of the few researchers in the world studying the material culture of human beings' closest living relatives – the great apes

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2008-01-26 00:00:00

During an upcoming episode of Britain’s ‘Extraordinary Animals” program, viewers will be able to see an ape defeat 2004 World Memory Championship winner Ben Pridmore.


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