US lawyer argues chimps are people too
Attorney Steven Wise is on a crusade to prove that, as a matter of law, chimps are people too.
Newton's Laws of Motion model chimp behavior
As deforestation, climate change and other pressures threaten habitats, how might chimpanzees adapt?
Researchers decode gestures used by chimpanzees to communicate with each other
Looking for the best strategy? Ask a chimp
If you're trying to outwit the competition, it might be better to have been born a chimpanzee, according to a study by researchers at Caltech, which found that chimps at the Kyoto University Primate Research ...
Of lice and men (and chimps): Study tracks pace of molecular evolution
A new study compares the relative rate of molecular evolution between humans and chimps with that of their lice. The researchers wanted to know whether evolution marches on at a steady pace in all creatures ...
Mother chimps crucial for offspring's social skills
Orphaned chimpanzees are less socially competent than chimpanzees who were reared by their mother. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, observed that ...
Human heart disease recently found in chimpanzees
While in the past century there have been several documented examples of young, healthy athletes who have died suddenly of heart disease during competitive sporting events, a new study finds that this problem ...
First documented report of swimming and diving in apes
Two researchers have provided the first video-based observation of swimming and diving apes. Instead of the usual dog-paddle stroke used by most terrestrial mammals, these animals use a kind of breaststroke. ...
New research suggests ancient Indonesian "hobbit" looked more like us than apes
Human hybrids: a closer look at the theory and evidence
A chimp-pig hybrid origin for humans?
US to retire most chimps from medical research
The National Institutes of Health plans to end most use of chimpanzees in U.S. government medical research, saying humans' closest relatives "deserve special respect."
Further restrictions proposed on using chimpanzees for research
The federal government moved Tuesday to further protect chimpanzees, proposing to change the animals' endangered status and increase oversight of their use in research.
Looking at chimp's future, seeing man's
When researcher Richard Wrangham looks at the future of chimpanzees, he sees people.