Two bonobos facing each other on a tree branch
Q&A: In Battle of the Sexes, Dominance Doesn’t Always Equal Power
The Scientist spoke to hyena researcher Eve Davidian for a broad look at power relationships between male and female mammals.
Q&A: In Battle of the Sexes, Dominance Doesn’t Always Equal Power
Q&A: In Battle of the Sexes, Dominance Doesn’t Always Equal Power

The Scientist spoke to hyena researcher Eve Davidian for a broad look at power relationships between male and female mammals.

The Scientist spoke to hyena researcher Eve Davidian for a broad look at power relationships between male and female mammals.

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Leading Japanese Primate Research Center is Closing
Chloe Tenn | Oct 19, 2021 | 2 min read
Kyoto University is shuttering its Primate Research Institute after its director was dismissed for misuse of funding.
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The Extinct Species Within
Christie Wilcox | Aug 6, 2021 | 5+ min read
The genomes of living animals are littered with DNA from long-gone relatives, providing a lens on evolution, past extinctions, and perhaps even solutions to agricultural problems.
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Image of the Day: Side Salad
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 2, 2019 | 1 min read
Bonobos eat their aquatic greens, perhaps to get their daily dose of iodine.
Behavior Brief
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 2, 2015 | 5 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
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.
Are Apes as Empathetic as Humans?
Shreya Dasgupta | Aug 12, 2014 | 3 min read
In the absence of complex emotional bonds, humans and bonobos show similar empathy, according to a study.
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 27, 2014 | 4 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 12, 2014 | 4 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
A Lot Like Humans
Tracy Vence | Oct 15, 2013 | 2 min read
Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.
Behavior Brief
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 5, 2012 | 4 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Embattled Ape Researcher Reinstated
Dan Cossins | Nov 26, 2012 | 2 min read
A controversial primate researcher is back at work after being cleared of endangering bonobos under her care, but critics are demanding an external enquiry.
Genome Digest
Hayley Dunning | Jun 28, 2012 | 3 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Feb 21, 2012 | 4 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Behavior Brief
Bob Grant | Nov 10, 2011 | 4 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research