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Tippling Chimps Caught in the Act

By | June 10, 2015

Researchers in Africa observe chimpanzees stealing palm wine from villagers’ cups and imbibing the beverage.

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Inside the Color Lab

By | October 1, 2014

Meet the University of Washington's Jay Neitz, who studies the evolution of color vision.

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The Rainbow Connection

By | October 1, 2014

Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.

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On the Other Hand

By | September 1, 2014

Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?

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image: Esteemed Primatologist Dies

Esteemed Primatologist Dies

By | February 20, 2014

Alison Jolly, who discovered that females dominate social hierarchy in lemurs, has passed away at age 76.

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A Lot Like Humans

By | October 15, 2013

Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.

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Harvard to Close Primate Center

By | April 26, 2013

The NIH-funded New England Primate Research Center is to be shuttered after 50 years of operation because of the grim outlook for federal funding.

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image: Embattled Ape Researcher Reinstated

Embattled Ape Researcher Reinstated

By | November 26, 2012

A controversial primate researcher is back at work after being cleared of endangering bonobos under her care, but critics are demanding an external enquiry.

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Decoding Monkey Thoughts

By | July 23, 2012

Researchers can see the differences in the neuronal activity of monkeys that use different strategies to reach out to a target.

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Harvard Primate Director Resigns

By | March 5, 2012

The interim director of Harvard’s New England Primate Research Center stepped down amidst monkey deaths and animal welfare citations.

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