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Humans and Primates

Taking Charge of My Banana

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.13.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Did I immediately run to my kitchen, find a banana and try this new method? I did. And it works. Will I abandon the technique I've been using since the Nixon administration? Highly unlikely. Old habits die hard.

What If Lab Animals Could Tweet?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Georgianne Nienaber

The Gallup Study opens the door to more questions than answers about changing moral values with respect to animals. No one wants to see Fido in the laboratory with electrodes coming out of his head, but the plight of monkeys seems to affect the young more than the old.

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 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...

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.

Are We Really That Different In Love?

Dan Wharton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Wharton, Ph.D.

After years of getting to know a few thousand animals on a first name basis at the Brookfield Zoo, I have come to the conclusion that the so-called divide between animals and humans is really a laugh.

I Have Seen My Shadow, and It's Human!

Frans de Waal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frans de Waal

I am no Punxsutawney Phil, but I did see my shadow today and, I hate to tell you, it is human! We, animals, are often said to be like humans in our bodies, but very unlike them in our minds -- is that so?

Nervous Old Male

Frans de Waal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frans de Waal

David Broder in the Washington Post of September 28, 2008, writes an opinion piece entitled "McCain as the Alpha Male." Since the term "alpha male" c...