An extinct species of gibbon was likely kept as pet by Lady Xia, grandmother of China's first emperor Qin Shihuang. What caused the extinction of this ape long before the industrial age?
Animals June 22, 2018
Unlike humans who prefer nice people over mean ones, bonobos were found to prefer bullies over the nice guys. Why do these apes like individuals who showed bad behavior?
Animals January 5, 2018
Ancient teeth were found from the sediments of a river near Eppelsheim, Germany. The teeth are believed to be from a yet-to-be-described mystery primate.
Ancient October 25, 2017
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
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
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 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
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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