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The Gibbon Genome and Natural Genetic Engineering in Primate Evolution

The Gibbon Genome and Natural Genetic Engineering in Primate Evolution

James A. Shapiro  09.23.2014
Last week Nature published the draft genome of a Gibbon species (Nomascus leucogenys) in an important article, "Gibbon genome and the fast...

Apes with Machine Guns, the Doom of Mankind

Jordan Hart  07.10.2014
Last week something crazy happened. I saw a poster for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that was so mind-blowing I had to do a double take...

Why Conservation Is a Dangerous Business

Kevin Jennings  05. 5.2014
Conservation is indeed a dangerous business, and will stay that way as long as we provide an incentive for those driven by greed to eliminate...
Our Triumphant March towards Humility

Our Triumphant March towards Humility

Boria Sax  04.28.2014
It is odd how triumphalist rhetoric pervades campaigns against anthropocentrism. Every perceived strike against human exceptionalism, for...
Humans Aren't The Only Ones Who Bop To The Beat

Humans Aren't The Only Ones Who Bop To The Beat

Reuters  02.16.2014
By Irene Klotz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some animals, like humans, can sense and respond to a musical beat, a finding that has...
WATCH: What CAN'T They Do?

WATCH: What CAN'T They Do?

Sarah Barness  12.28.2013
These orangutans are located in the Camp Leakey research facility in Central Borneo, where they are observed by researchers who aim to...
WATCH: Awesome Video Of Ape Rescue Center Puts Gibbons' Plight In Focus

WATCH: Awesome Video Of Ape Rescue Center Puts Gibbons' Plight In Focus

Cate Matthews  12.18.2013
While attending an online video conference in Los Angeles and becoming progressively more bored with the long, empty halls of the conference's...
REVEALED: Peculiar Reason Primates Have Such Colorful Faces

REVEALED: Peculiar Reason Primates Have Such Colorful Faces

LiveScience  11.20.2013
One face, two face, red face, blue face — the palette of primate faces is rich and varied, and a new study explains why. For Old World...
We'd Like You To Meet The Gentleman Chimpanzee

We'd Like You To Meet The Gentleman Chimpanzee

  11. 6.2013
We'd like you to meet Joe Mendi, the gentleman chimpanzee. He was quite the dashing fellow in the 1920s. Joe Mendi, the gentleman chimpanzee,...
Orphan Ape Study Sheds Surprising Light On Animal Emotions

Orphan Ape Study Sheds Surprising Light On Animal Emotions

LiveScience  10.15.2013
Apes orphaned by the African bushmeat trade lack the social savvy of apes raised by their mothers, a new study finds. The study links the...

From Planet of the Apes to the Apes of the Planet: Simian Meanderings on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus  09.25.2013
I never intended to be a myth-buster, but I'm not disappointed, however sorry Fox is. The trip is too interesting for that, the landscape,...
WATCH: Who Knew Apes Can Swim?

WATCH: Who Knew Apes Can Swim?

08.19.2013
No floaties required. Researchers now have the first video evidence that apes can learn to swim and dive. Like humans, wild apes exposed...
Are Apes Capable Of 'Time Travel?'

Are Apes Capable Of 'Time Travel?'

07.19.2013
A single cue -- the taste of a madeleine, a small cake, dipped in lime tea -- was all Marcel Proust needed to be transported down memory...
What Ape Outbursts Reveal About Human Evolution

What Ape Outbursts Reveal About Human Evolution

  05.31.2013
By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/29/2013 05:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Chimpanzees and bonobos have temper...
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