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Chimpanzees

Baseball Study Spotlights Key Factor In Human Evolution

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

Retired baseball pitcher Sandy Koufax is regarded as one of the most talented players to have ever stepped on the mound, but new research suggests he ...

Feds To Retire Most Research Chimps

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- It's official: The National Institutes of Health plans to end most use of chimpanzees in government medical research, saying humans' clo...

Captive Chimpanzees May Get New Protections

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

By John R. Platt: (click here for original article) A long-in-place loophole that exempted captive-bred chimpanzees from the full protections of t...

Save the Animals

Mark Sissons | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Tracking rehabilitated cheetahs and leopards through the African bush as they learn to hunt and survive again in the wild. Riding on the backs of rescued elephants on a sunset stroll to their favourite watering hole, where they finally feel safe from poachers...

Neighbor Concerned About Animals Genetically Predisposed 'To Rip...Your Genitals Off'

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Brandon Shulleeta | Posted 07.06.2013 | DC

A Hanover County man is making a last-ditch effort to keep chimpanzees caged in his backyard while avoiding criminal charges for housing potentially d...

Why Are Our Brains Lopsided? New Study Offers Answer

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/23/2013 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The two halves of the human brain are not symmetrical....

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...

Smarter Chimps, Smarter Machines, Dumber Humans

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Gini Graham Scott

Whether its our genes, environment or food today, our intelligence seems to be going down, while we are now discovering that chimps are smarter than we once thought.

Being Intelligent About Intelligence

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Tetsuro Matsuzawa, a researcher at Kyoto University, showed that a chimpanzee named Ayumu clearly out-performed humans on some working memory tests, a category of short-term recall. What is surprising is that anybody finds this surprising.

Tool Use, Culture and Human Hubris

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

People tend to believe that our species is superior to and separate from the animal kingdom, that we are the end point of the evolution of life on earth. That notion is not only false but extraordinarily dangerous.

WATCH: What Straw-Sucking Chimps Reveal About 'Social Learning'

Posted 02.03.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/01/2013 11:52 AM EST on LiveScience Chimpanzees can learn to use tools more efficiently b...

Lab Chimps Should Be Retired, Committee Says

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

NEW ORLEANS — Chimpanzees who have spent their lives in U.S. research labs being prodded, poked and tested may be headed for retirement in a lea...

WATCH: Chimps Possess Remarkably 'Human' Trait, Study Suggests

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/15/2013 12:20 PM EST on LiveScience Humans aren't the only ones who cry "no fair."...

Uncertain Future For Six Virginia Chimpanzees

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Katherine Calos | Posted 03.16.2013 | DC

When Toby the chimp arrived at Curtis Shepperson's home near Mechanicsville, he was 6 weeks old and weighed 7 pounds. He was adorable. Curtis and Bea...

The Miraculous and Mythic Jane Goodall

Suza Scalora | Posted 01.12.2013 | Good News
Suza Scalora

She was a hero to me, an inspiring woman who represented the possibility of living your dreams while helping the animals that inhabit the world with us. Little did I know that one day, our paths would cross.

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.

Las Vegas Activists Protest Backyard Chimp Permit

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 10.26.2012 | Green

LAS VEGAS -- Animal rights activists in a city already jittery from chimp escapes this summer are protesting a Las Vegas-area property owner's request...

PHOTOS: Play Time For An Infant Chimpanzee

Eliza Deacon | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

Any preparation for your trip into the Mahale Mountains is probably for the best, but nothing can prepare a traveler for the intensity of a real life chimpanzee encounter.

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.

Chimp Justice Just Not Like Ours, Study Shows

| Posted 08.28.2012 | Science

by Daniel Cossins on 27 August 2012, 3:00 PM | Rob a bank and it won't be the teller who sentences you to jail, but rather a judge. This is known ...

Mother, Environmentalist & Dreamer: Jane Goodall Is My Hero

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

The world has been fascinated with Jane Goodall for more than 50 years, whether through her books, detailing profound discoveries linking primates to humans, or through television shows. Take that, Snooki.

Following Deadly Attack, LA Zoo Adopts New Policy

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.15.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Zoo officials have announced a new policy of separating newborn and adult male chimpanzees after a deadly attack in June, reports CBS. ...

Rampaging Chimp Escapes Again; This Time She Won't Be Going Home

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Weird News

LAS VEGAS — Police say a chimpanzee who rampaged through a Las Vegas neighborhood last month made a second escape from her backyard enclosure. ...

The Benefits of Studying Chimpanzees

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Because of the continued debate over the scientific use of chimpanzees, the eminent Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the United States recently assessed the necessity of studying chimpanzees in biomedical research.

The Grooming Hand Clasp

Eliza Deacon | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

As we observed these two chimpanzees taking all the time in the world to meticulously groom each other, they moved from a variety of grooming positions to the hand clasp and back.