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How living systems compute solutions to problems

How do decisions get made in the natural world? One possibility is that the individuals or components in biological systems collectively compute solutions to challenges they face in their environments. Consider that fish ...

Study analyzes the peculiar cranial anatomy of howler monkeys

Emiliano Bruner, of the Paleoneurobiology Group of the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), has just published an article in the American Journal of Primatology, which analyzes the peculiar ...

Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey named 'Person of the Year'

An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie—and sparked a landmark US copyright case—was named "Person of the Year" Wednesday by the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause.

A monkey and a virus: One million years together

An international research team including Vasily Ramensky, a bioinformatics scientist at MIPT's Genome Engineering Laboratory, has classified the six species of African green monkeys based on their genomes, studied their genetic ...

Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind

Jealousy leads to increased brain activity in areas associated with social pain and pair bonding in monogamous monkeys, finds a study published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. The study is ...

Hurricane mauled PR's renowned Monkey Island research center

As thousands of troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists is racing to save more than 1,000 monkeys whose brains may contain clues to mysteries of the human ...

Rare songbird may never have existed

One of the world's most elusive species of songbird may be so hard to spot because it never existed in the first place, according to new research from the University of Aberdeen.

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