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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
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
Abby Olena | Feb 20, 2014
Alison Jolly, who discovered that females dominate social hierarchy in lemurs, has passed away at age 76.
A Lot Like Humans
Tracy Vence | Oct 15, 2013
Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.
Harvard to Close Primate Center
Dan Cossins | Apr 26, 2013
The NIH-funded New England Primate Research Center is to be shuttered after 50 years of operation because of the grim outlook for federal funding.
Embattled Ape Researcher Reinstated
Dan Cossins | Nov 26, 2012
A controversial primate researcher is back at work after being cleared of endangering bonobos under her care, but critics are demanding an external enquiry.
Decoding Monkey Thoughts
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 23, 2012
Researchers can see the differences in the neuronal activity of monkeys that use different strategies to reach out to a target.
Harvard Primate Director Resigns
Hannah Waters | Mar 5, 2012
The interim director of Harvard’s New England Primate Research Center stepped down amidst monkey deaths and animal welfare citations.