US Confirms World’s First SARS-CoV-2 Cases in Gorillas
US Confirms World’s First SARS-CoV-2 Cases in Gorillas
Zoo officials say the captive primates are recovering, but scientists worry the virus could spread quickly through dwindling wild populations.
US Confirms World’s First SARS-CoV-2 Cases in Gorillas
US Confirms World’s First SARS-CoV-2 Cases in Gorillas

Zoo officials say the captive primates are recovering, but scientists worry the virus could spread quickly through dwindling wild populations.

Zoo officials say the captive primates are recovering, but scientists worry the virus could spread quickly through dwindling wild populations.

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Another Ancient Primate Lineage Sailed to South America
Another Ancient Primate Lineage Sailed to South America
Lisa Winter | Apr 10, 2020
A new fossil discovery indicates a second primate group also traversed the Atlantic millions of years ago on a raft of vegetation.
Image of the Day: Wisdom Teeth Lost
Image of the Day: Wisdom Teeth Lost
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 9, 2019
A study of tiny monkey skulls and teeth suggests that shrinking body size didn’t crowd out wisdom teeth during evolution.
Number-Selective Neurons Found in Untrained Crows’ Brains
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
Image of the Day: Size Matters
The Scientist 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.
Image of the Day: Mustachioed Monkey
Image of the Day: Mustachioed Monkey
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 18, 2018
A scientist confirms a new species of patas monkey in Ethiopia.
Lighting Up Monkey Brains
Lighting Up Monkey Brains
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2017
Optogenetic and chemogenetic tools illuminate brain and behavior connections in nonhuman primates.
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Diana Kwon | May 18, 2017
Scientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.
Orangutan Imitates Human Speech
Orangutan Imitates Human Speech
Tanya Lewis | Jul 27, 2016
Captive ape produces more than 500 vowel-like sounds, offering clues to how speech evolved in humans.
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2015 issue of The Scientist.
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 | Nov 30, 2015
In Chapter 7, “West Side Story: The African Apes of Europe,” author David Begun describes the thrill of excavating ancient European primates.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2014
August 2014's selection of notable quotes
Contributors
Contributors
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2014 issue of The Scientist
Esteemed Primatologist Dies
Esteemed Primatologist Dies
Abby Olena | Feb 19, 2014
Alison Jolly, who discovered that females dominate social hierarchy in lemurs, has passed away at age 76.
Week in Review: October 28–November 1
Week in Review: October 28–November 1
Tracy Vence | Nov 1, 2013
Neuronal DNA variation; male hormone sparks mosquito egg production; pulvinar neurons aid primate snake detection; spiders and cryptic female choice
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Abby Olena | Nov 1, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Snakes on a Visual Plane
Snakes on a Visual Plane
Tracy Vence | Oct 28, 2013
Researchers detect neurons in the macaque brain that selectively respond to images of reptilian predators.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Oct 23, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  
Yoav Gilad: Gene Regulator
Yoav Gilad: Gene Regulator
Chris Palmer | Oct 1, 2013
Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago. Age: 38