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Monkey Hybrids Challenge Assumptions of What a Species Is
Jim Daley | May 4, 2018
A study finds two species of guenon monkeys in Tanzania have been mating and producing fertile offspring for generations.
Number-Selective Neurons Found in Untrained Crows’ Brains
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2018
The finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.
Image of the Day: Size Matters
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 23, 2018
The male proboscis monkey’s large nose probably evolved in response to female preference and competition between males.
German Carmakers Funded Tests of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys and Humans
Diana Kwon | Jan 29, 2018
News reports reveal that Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW funded the organization that conducted the studies.
Image of the Day: Mustachioed Monkey
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 18, 2018
A scientist confirms a new species of patas monkey in Ethiopia.
Primate Brains Made to See Old Objects as New Again
Abby Olena | Aug 17, 2017
Optogenetic stimulation of the perirhinal cortex can cause macaques to process never-before seen-objects as familiar and known objects as brand new.
Image of the Day: Vessels For Days
Staff | Aug 1, 2017
A novel contrast agent made up of tiny iron oxide nanoparticles can label blood vessels, and highlight adverse events such cerebral ischemia, in dogs and monkeys.
Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 17, 2017
In tissue samples from rhesus macaques, researchers find the virus in the same immune-privileged sites where Ebola has been found to persist in humans.
Primates Use Simple Code to Recognize Faces
Abby Olena | Jun 1, 2017
Researchers could reconstruct the faces a monkey saw from the patterns of neuronal activity in a certain area of the brain.
Image of the Day: Monkey Business
Staff | Jan 11, 2017
For the first time, researchers have documented interspecies sexual behavior between a male Japanese macaque and a female sika deer.