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Ancient Ape Skull Sheds Light On Common Ancestors Of Humans And Apes

A lemon-sized skull discovered in Kenya belonged to Nyanzapithecus alesi, an extinct sister group of apes and humans. The fossil revealed that the group was close to the origins of living apes and humans.

Ancient August 10, 2017

Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon: New Ape Species Named After Star Wars Jedi Character

A Jedi name for a gibbon? Scientists named a newly recognized species of hoolock gibbon after Luke Skywalker of 'Star Wars.' Fewer than 200 of these primates live in China.

Animals January 12, 2017

Bacteria In Our Gut Have Existed Even Before We Became Humans

Some of the bacteria in our intestines are already with us at least 15 million years ago, when humans were still pre-human apes. The research suggests gut bacteria is partly determined by evolution.

Feature | Science July 22, 2016

Chimpanzees are inherently violent. Don't blame the humans: Study

Chimpanzees are violent and kill their own kind not as a consequence of human influence but because it is their natural behavior, study finds. Researchers said findings could shed light on man's own inclination for violence and warfare.

Earth/Environment September 18, 2014

Humans and apes burn 50 percent less calories than other mammals to live longer

A new study has suggested that slow metabolism among humans and other primates explains why they grow up so slowly and live longer than other animals.

Animals January 15, 2014

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