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 ...
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, ...
When it comes to recognising family, you can't make a monkey out of a macaque
Macaque monkeys grow up with their mothers and are often not familiar with their fathers. But they can recognise the paternal side of the family even without ever being introduced to them, according to a ...
Monkeys take 'selfies,' sparking copyright dispute
Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright?
Drunken monkeys: What animals tell us about our thirst for booze
Ever since childhood, when he saw his father descend into alcoholism, evolutionary physiologist Robert Dudley has been curious about humans' strong attraction to booze.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Are animals as smart, or as dumb, as we think they are?
Does my dog only think of eating, sleeping and chasing squirrels? Does my girlfriend's cat really have the capacity to plot my accidental death? Are cows just walking hamburgers and pigeons intent on world ...