Monkey caloric restriction study shows big benefit, contradicts earlier study
The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun at ...
World's first video footage of the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey captured
The first ever video footage of the newly discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has been captured by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) in Kachin state, Myanmar.
Owl monkeys don't cheat, study shows
True monogamy is rare in the animal kingdom. Even in species that appear to "mate for life," genetic maternity and paternity tests have revealed that philandering often takes place.
Watching primates make social decisions in the lab and in the field
Both in the lab and on a tropical island, primate behaviors can shed light on social-decision making.
Animal moms customize milk depending on baby's sex
A special blend of mother's milk just for girls? New research shows animal moms customize their milk in surprising ways depending on whether they have a boy or a girl.
Biologist's research helps protect rainforest monkey from illegal hunting
Research by University of Sussex environmental biologist Dr Mika Peck and environmental campaigners has helped to protect vulnerable populations of owl monkeys in the Peruvian rainforest from being illegally ...
Study suggests banks could learn from monkeys to avoid collapse
(Phys.org) —All jokes about monkey business aside, primate social networks provide valuable lessons that could help predict and prevent catastrophes like the global financial crisis of 2008, report researchers ...
Gibraltar's latest export - pesky monkeys
Britain's tiny outpost of Gibraltar has announced it will crack down on pesky Barbary macaque monkeys by exporting them off the Rock.
Newborn monkey is a real mummy's boy
Pictured clutching tightly on to mum, ZSL London Zoo's newest arrival is proving to be a real mummy's boy.
Reconstructing the New World monkey family tree
When monkeys landed in South America 37 or more million years ago, the long-isolated continent already teemed with a menagerie of 30-foot snakes, giant armadillos and strange, hoofed mammals. Over time, the ...
Iran sends second monkey into space
Iran said on Saturday that it had safely returned a monkey to Earth after blasting it into space in the second such launch this year in its controversial ballistic programme.
Monkey flower see, monkey flower do: Model plant's legacy highlights gene-shuffling hotspots
(Phys.org) —Genomic variation is a feature of all natural populations and is vitally important in order to survive changes in their environments. Genetic variation among individuals, to which DNA recombination ...
Monkeys can point to objects they do not report seeing
Are monkeys, like humans, able to ascertain where objects are located without much more than a sideways glance? Quite likely, says Lau Andersen of the Aarhus University in Denmark, lead author of a study ...
Biologists find an evolutionary Facebook for monkeys and apes
Why do the faces of some primates contain so many different colors—black, blue, red, orange and white—that are mixed in all kinds of combinations and often striking patterns while other primate faces ...