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Our Endangered Great Ape Cousins, Section II - Chimpanzees and Bonobos: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.01.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

After taking a glimpse last week at gorillas as they confront an ever harsher battle against extinction, it's time to look at two other members of the...

Babies And Bonobos Have Much More In Common Than You May Think

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.06.2015 | Science

Our high-pitched human baby talk may not be so unique after all. It turns out that bonobos -- a species of great ape most closely related to humans a...

Dr. Susan Block's The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure

Steve Karras | Posted 07.30.2016 | Home
Steve Karras

Internationally acclaimed sex educator Dr. Susan Block (known widely as "Dr. Suzy") just might hold the key to world peace. Her latest book, The Bonob...

For Better or For Worse

Lisa Guest | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Lisa Guest

How many walk down the aisle with doubt and dread that this isn't the right person, right time, or the right reason to get married? It isn't a black or white decision as Justice Kennedy makes it out to be, that marrieds are good and singles are bad.

Kim Bhasin

Apple's Huge New Phones Could Bring Back Cargo Pants | Kim Bhasin | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology

If you're worried your glitzy new phone won't fit in your pocket, you're not alone. Pants-makers are carefully watching what size and style pockets co...

Creative Alliances Post-50

Chuck Nyren | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Productivity in later stages of life is nothing new. A good book about it is Old Masters and Young Geniuses by David W. Galenson (Princeton Universit...

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

Reuters | Irene Klotz | Posted 04.18.2014 | Science

By Irene Klotz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some animals, like humans, can sense and respond to a musical beat, a finding that has implications ...

Hormone Quirk May Explain Laid-Back Behavior Of 'Hippie Chimps'

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Bonobos have a reputation among the great apes as "hippie chimps," and new research hints that high levels of a key thyroid hormone may play a role in...

Orphan Ape Study Sheds Surprising Light On Animal Emotions

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 10.15.2013 | Science

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 emotional de...

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

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

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, yes, too otherwordly, far too awesome in the word's original sense before its current one-stop usage.

God and Morality: Asking the Wrong Question

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.09.2013 | Home
Jeff Schweitzer

Frans de Waal's new book The Bonobo and the Atheist asks a question that vexed Greek sages thousands of years ago and every philosopher since: are we moral because we believe in god, or do we believe in god because we are moral?

Planet Without Apes?

Craig Stanford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Craig Stanford

Against all odds, the great apes have hung on in remote pockets of the world into the 21st century. Their fate will decided in the remainder of the century, as we grapple with large scale environmental changes that threaten our own lives as well.

Can Primates Teach Us How to Do Politics Right?

Kelpie Wilson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Kelpie Wilson

As crazy as politics seems to us these days, politics actually has its evolutionary roots in the primate use of "tactical deception," which is just as it sounds: the use of deception to manipulate your fellows into giving you what you want.

11 Utterly Bizarre Animal Mating Rituals | Posted 06.18.2012 | Weird News

We all know that sex can come in a lot of shapes and varieties, but humans ain't got nothing on these animals. From having sex as a means of confl...

The Problem Men Didn't Know They Had

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Father's Day is a tough holiday to shop for. When we were little it was funny to give them a hideous tie or a mug that said "Dad" in a rainbow of colo...

Retail 2.0: Back to the Basics?

Vivian Weng | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business
Vivian Weng

Why are so many companies chasing Retail 2.0 problems, when there are still plenty of Retail 1.0 problems to solve?

Cara Santa Maria

Seven Things We Can Learn About Love From Bonobos | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.14.2012 | Science

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at9.46.31AM.pngHere are seven things we can learn about love from bonobos, as described by Dr. Christopher Ryan.

Cara Santa Maria

Is Sex For Pleasure Uniquely Human? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.13.2012 | Education

You've probably heard the rumors that dolphins are the only other mammals that have sexual intercourse for pleasure. It appears as though this is almost true, depending again on how one defines sex for pleasure.

Biology Is Not Destiny in the Evolution of Sexual Coercion

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Eric Michael Johnson

Cross-posted at Scientific American. Warning: content may be triggering for survivors of sexual assault/abuse. Elizabeth Wilde's mouth was stuffed w...

Going Ape In Central Africa: Meeting Our Closest Cousins In The Near-Wild Within Easy Reach Of Major Cities

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If you should happen upon two of the less visited African capitals and you don't have the time for days of travel to see them in their primordial natural habitat, a side trip to great apes who have been rescued is a relatively easy trip.

Always Breaking News: Chimps Rape and Pillage! So What?

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Ryan

When a group of bonobos encounters another group, an orgy may well break out, but not a battle.

The Most Promiscuous Animals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we've been hearing an awful lot about love, romance, and couples. While it's sweet, the truth is that wh...

The New Faces of Eco-Entrepreneurship: Q&A with Blake Mycoskie (TOMS Shoes), Lauren Bush & Ellen Gustafson (FEED Projects), and Andy Dunn (Bonobos)

Courtney Reum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Courtney Reum

TOMS Shoes, FEED, and Bonobos share the same entrepreneurial spirit as I do, while caring about tomorrow at the same time. So without further ado, please enjoy the following chat.

Was "Ardi" a Liberal?

Frans de Waal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frans de Waal

What if we descend, not from a blustering chimp-like ancestor, but from a gentle, bonobo-like ape? What if we share characteristics with both of these relatives instead of the one favored by our political ideology?

Is it Time to Invent a New Masculinity?

Sean McManus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sean McManus

The new economy is a tough place for these old-fashioned guys. That's why it's important that we work together to create a new kind of masculinity, not defined by "infants in Morissey onesies."