primate research
Embattled Chimps Relocate
Embattled Chimps Relocate
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2016
After losing out on “personhood” in a legal battle, two chimpanzees that were held at a university in New York return to a research center in Louisiana.
Out of Europe?
Out of Europe?
David Begun | Dec 1, 2015
Instead of getting its start in Africa, humanity may have had more Continental roots. 
Book Excerpt from <em>The Real Planet of the Apes</em>
Book Excerpt from The Real Planet of the Apes
David Begun | Dec 1, 2015
In Chapter 7, “West Side Story: The African Apes of Europe,” author David Begun describes the thrill of excavating ancient European primates.
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2015
Researchers have selectively activated a specific neural pathway to manipulate a primate’s behavior.
OU Baboon Program to Close
OU Baboon Program to Close
Kerry Grens | Sep 9, 2015
A research primate–breeding facility at the University of Oklahoma will phase out operations over the next few years.
Tippling Chimps Caught in the Act
Tippling Chimps Caught in the Act
Bob Grant | Jun 10, 2015
Researchers in Africa observe chimpanzees stealing palm wine from villagers’ cups and imbibing the beverage.
Inside the Color Lab
Inside the Color Lab
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2014
Meet the University of Washington's Jay Neitz, who studies the evolution of color vision.
The Rainbow Connection
The Rainbow Connection
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2014
Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.
On the Other Hand
On the Other Hand
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?
Esteemed Primatologist Dies
Esteemed Primatologist Dies
Abby Olena | Feb 20, 2014
Alison Jolly, who discovered that females dominate social hierarchy in lemurs, has passed away at age 76.