Funding for nonhuman primate research questioned
Bird massages reduce stress for both giver and taker
As anyone who's had one knows, a good massage does wonders for reducing tension. This isn't just the case for us; it's also true for apes, monkeys and even birds.
Rhesus monkeys have a form of self awareness not previously attributed to them
In the first study of its kind in an animal species that has not passed a critical test of self-recognition, cognitive psychologist Justin J. Couchman of the University at Buffalo has demonstrated that rhesus ...
Coevolution not healthy for the female sea monkey
Iran to put a monkey into space: report
Iran plans to send a live monkey into space in the summer, the country's top space official said after the launch of the Rassad-1 satellite, state television reported on its website on Thursday.
Monkeys can play Monday morning quarterback too
Regret has long been viewed as an exclusively human thought, one which helps prevent us from repeating bad choices but becomes debilitating when it triggers obsessive thoughts about past actions.
Birth control prescribed for Hong Kong monkeys
Wild monkeys don't seem to care that Hong Kong is a concrete jungle -- they thrive so well on its fringes that the government has introduced birth control to curb a population boom.
Some monkeys born with gene that protects against AIDS
A certain gene in some monkeys can help boost vaccine protection against simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a trait that could help researchers develop better AIDS vaccines for humans, suggested a study ...
Infinite Monkeys makes smartphone 'apps' simple
The tribal head of the humans at startup Infinite Monkeys paused during a carbon-neutral road trip around the world to launch a service that lets community groups make their own "apps."
Monkey recall memory mirrors that of humans
A new study shows for the first time that monkeys can recall and reproduce simple shapes from memory. Identifying this recall ability is critical to our understanding of the evolution of memory and other cognitive abilities, ...
Face time with a female aids males bent on monkey business
Male monkeys looking for a good time might benefit from spending a bit longer getting to know a potential mate, according to a new study published online in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal So ...
Monkeys have better basic counting skills than originally thought
Male New World monkeys attract females by washing in urine
Protective strategy shields primate ovaries from radiation-therapy-induced damage
A strategy developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers to shield the ovaries of female mammals from the damaging effects of radiation and chemotherapy has passed an important milestone. A collaborative ...