The old primates' club: Even male monkeys ride their fathers' coattails to success
(Phys.org) -- If you're a male born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely than your less fortunate peers to become a leader yourself, due to the wide range of social ...
How cooperation can trump competition in monkeys
Being the top dog or, in this case, the top gelada monkey is even better if the alpha male is willing to concede at times to subordinates, according to a study by researchers from the University ...
From the mouths of monkeys: New technique detects TB
(Phys.org) -- Tuberculosis can be a serious threat to monkeys and apes. A new technique for detecting the tuberculosis -causing bacteria could help in protecting the health of primate populations. ...
Consumption threat to vulnerable species: study
The developed world's insatiable appetite for products like coffee and timber is threatening the survival of one in three vulnerable animal species in poor countries, according to an Australian study.
Monkey lip smacks provide new insights into the evolution of human speech
Scientists have traditionally sought the evolutionary origins of human speech in primate vocalizations, such as monkey coos or chimpanzee hoots. But unlike these primate calls, human speech is produced using ...
Looking out for the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey
A new genetic study has shed light on how the newly discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey evolved.
Yellow monkey flower could shed light on evolution's mysteries
(Phys.org) -- The French impressionist Claude Monet once credited flowers as the reason for him having become a painter.
Tonkin snub-nosed monkey sighting in Vietnam
As one of the most endangered primate species in the world, sightings of the elusive Tonkin snub-nosed monkey are rare. Its no wonder a recent sighting of a group in Vietnam has proved cause for celebration.
Nanomedicine: Quantum dots appear safe in pioneering study on primates
A pioneering study to gauge the toxicity of quantum dots in primates has found the tiny crystals to be safe over a one-year period, a hopeful outcome for doctors and scientists seeking new ways to battle diseases ...
Mother knows best, among wild vervet monkeys
Among vervet monkeys, social learning is strongly influenced by matrilineal family members, according to a study published Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
See Dan read: Baboons can learn to spot real words
Dan the baboon sits in front of a computer screen. The letters BRRU pop up. With a quick and almost dismissive tap, the monkey signals it's not a word. Correct. Next comes, ITCS. Again, not a word. Finally ...
Tennessee opens door to creationism in public schools
A law to allow public school teachers to challenge the scientific consensus on issues like climate change and evolution will soon take effect in the southern US state of Tennessee.
Tennessee seeks to question evolution in bill
US conservative Christians and science advocates are clashing again, this time in Tennessee over a bill that would allow debate in public schools over theories like evolution.
Report raises alarm over Laos monkey farms
Thousands of monkeys are being held in overcrowded and barren farms in Laos and sold for international laboratory research, according to a report from a British animal protection group.