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Questions Raised About How an Ancient Hominin Moved
Questions Raised About How an Ancient Hominin Moved
A new analysis of the hand of the 4.4-million-year-old partial skeleton of Ardipithecus ramidus indicates that the human ancestor may have climbed and swung through trees like chimpanzees do.
Questions Raised About How an Ancient Hominin Moved
Questions Raised About How an Ancient Hominin Moved

A new analysis of the hand of the 4.4-million-year-old partial skeleton of Ardipithecus ramidus indicates that the human ancestor may have climbed and swung through trees like chimpanzees do.

A new analysis of the hand of the 4.4-million-year-old partial skeleton of Ardipithecus ramidus indicates that the human ancestor may have climbed and swung through trees like chimpanzees do.

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Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Catherine Offord | Nov 7, 2019 | 2 min read
The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Kerry Grens | Jun 21, 2018 | 1 min read
The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.
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Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2018 | 1 min read
The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.
Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 2, 2017 | 2 min read
The Tapanuli orangutan has been identified as the newest species of great ape, but also likely the most endangered. 
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Diana Kwon | May 18, 2017 | 1 min read
Scientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.
Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 21, 2016 | 3 min read
Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find. 
Research Chimps Being Retired
Tanya Lewis | May 6, 2016 | 1 min read
A Louisiana research center is sending more than 200 chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Georgia.
Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains
Tanya Lewis | May 5, 2016 | 1 min read
Humans burn calories faster than any other primate, researchers report.
Great Ape Microbiomes
Tracy Vence | Nov 6, 2014 | 1 min read
Chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas harbor more microbial diversity in their guts than do humans, a study shows.
Bipedal Beginnings
Tracy Vence | Dec 4, 2013 | 1 min read
Re-examination of a thigh bone from one of the earliest putative hominins could impact scientists’ understanding of the origins of human bipedalism, a study suggests.
Oldest Fossil of Ape Discovered
Ed Yong | May 15, 2013 | 3 min read
Two new fossils of ancient primates shed light on the divergence of apes and Old World monkeys.
Orangutans Have Culture
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2011 | 1 min read
A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.
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