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Undercover Investigation Reveals Primate Injuries, Death at Texas Biomed

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Over five weeks, the investigator documented a pattern of mistreatment of the animals, including primates who suffered unnecessary injuries and even death.

What Music Do Animals Like?

Trevor Cox | Posted 08.27.2014 | Science
Trevor Cox

Research published today by the American Psychological Association has shown that chimpanzees prefer listening to West African akan and North Indian raga over listening to silence. What does this say about the evolutionary purpose of music?

What Makes Us Human?

Rob Brooks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

What separates humans from other animals, including our closest relatives? It's one of those big questions perennially posed by the evo-curious public. But until recently I seldom gave it much thought, mostly because the answers tend to get hung up on one trait or another.

Personality Tests Show Surprising Link Between Chimps, Humans

LiveScience | Elizabeth Palermo | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science

Ever heard of a conscientious chimp? An extroverted ape? New research suggests that chimpanzees, man's closest living relatives, have personality tr...

Why Conservation Is a Dangerous Business

Kevin Jennings | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Kevin Jennings

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 those who stand in their way.

WATCH: Bonobo Lights A Fire, Roasts Marshmallows

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Do you prefer your marshmallows roasted to a golden brown or just lightly toasted? Actually, don't answer that -- if Kanzi is cooking, there's a good ...

To Understand the Issue of Gays in Sport, Let Us Pay a Visit to the Croods

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.

Why are we so in awe at Jason Collins and Michael Sam's coming out? Why are we fascinated again about Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets? What is so striking about Collins and Sam's revelation?

'Love Hormone' Study Yields Big Surprise About Bonding In Chimps

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

BERLIN (AP) — Chimpanzees who share are chimpanzees who care, it seems. A study published Wednesday appears to confirm that friendships are forged ...

Rafting Monkeys Changed the World

Alan de Queiroz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Alan de Queiroz

When I bring up this case of the ocean-crossing monkeys, scientists and non-scientists alike often react with undisguised incredulity. Even people who would normally take me seriously are likely to flash a bemused smile. After all, how could monkeys possibly get across the Atlantic?

Prestigious Universities Violate the Animal Welfare Act

Julia Orr | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

Unlike the humble mouse, primates are afforded at least some protection under the Animal Welfare Act. Unfortunately, even the most prestigious universities have shown the inability to care for their primates without extreme and deadly consequences.

Arin Greenwood

Chimpanzees Sue For Their Freedom (With A Little Human Help)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Steven Wise originally hoped to file lawsuits on behalf of seven chimpanzees being held in captivity, arguing that the animals were unlawful prisoners...

REVEALED: Peculiar Reason Primates Have Such Colorful Faces

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science

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 monkeys and...

You Win This Round, Monkey

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.07.2013 | Comedy

Team Kano is coming out with an easy computer-building kit, and to get people excited, there's only one thing to do -- Let a monkey "fight" a MacBook,...

Scientists At Odds On Matter Of Monogamy In Animals

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Only a few species of mammals are monogamous, and now dueling scientific teams think they've figured out why they got that way. But thei...

Gorilla Trekking on the Cheap

Liz Zipse | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Liz Zipse

The closer we traveled to Uganda and Rwanda, where the majority of the world's mountain gorillas live, the more interested we became in seeing them, and so we did some research on less costly alternatives to the typical tours. What we found saved us hundreds of dollars.

Record-Setting Fossils Reveal When Apes, Monkeys Diverged

Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/15/2013 01:06 PM EDT on LiveScience The oldest ape and Old World monkey fossils have been ...

PHOTOS: Why Primates Matter

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

Compiling a detailed volume on all the primates of the world had been attempted a few times in the past, but never in a way that captured the full diversity of these creatures. I decided I would take on this task.

Primate Brain Study Sheds Light On Human Smarts

Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2013 09:53 AM EDT on LiveScience Brain organization, not overall size, may be the key ev...

Chimp Study Sheds Light On Origins Of Teamwork

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

Teamwork is a hallmark of the human species, but a new study shows we're not the only ones to cooperate. Chimpanzees team up to help each other to ach...

Newfound Fossils Shed Surprising Light On Monkeys' Origins

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/18/2013 03:05 PM EDT on LiveScience Ancient teeth of old-world monkeys, which are most clos...

WATCH: Monkeys' Amazing Nut-Cracking Mastery

| Posted 02.28.2013 | Science

By Sean Treacy Keep still, you nut! Bearded capuchins open nutshells by placing them on a log or a stone and smashing down on them with a rock, as ...

Puzzle Study Spotlights Chimp, Human Similarities

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/23/2013 08:54 PM EST on LiveScience Chimpanzees don't need to be rewarded for playin...

Chimp Loves Her Porn

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.15.2013 | Weird News

No family-friendly shows for this gal. A female chimpanzee at the Seville Zoo in Spain watched porn every chance she got, primatologist Pablo Herrero...

6 Signs of Progress at UN Biodiversity Conference

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

At recent U.N. conferences, side events carried out by civil society organizations have come to be at least as important as the governmen- level activities themselves, particularly with regard to raising awareness and political or private sector will for innovative solutions.

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.