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The finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.

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Image of the Day: Size Matters

By The Scientist Staff | February 23, 2018

The male proboscis monkey’s large nose probably evolved in response to female preference and competition between males.

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Image of the Day: Mustachioed Monkey

By The Scientist Staff | January 18, 2018

A scientist confirms a new species of patas monkey in Ethiopia.

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Lighting Up Monkey Brains

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2017

Optogenetic and chemogenetic tools illuminate brain and behavior connections in nonhuman primates.

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Scientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.

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Orangutan Imitates Human Speech

By Tanya Lewis | July 27, 2016

Captive ape produces more than 500 vowel-like sounds, offering clues to how speech evolved in humans.

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Book Excerpt from The Real Planet of the Apes

By David Begun | December 1, 2015

In Chapter 7, “West Side Story: The African Apes of Europe,” author David Begun describes the thrill of excavating ancient European primates.

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Contributors

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Out of Europe?

By David Begun | December 1, 2015

Instead of getting its start in Africa, humanity may have had more Continental roots. 

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2014

August 2014's selection of notable quotes

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