Human evolution: back to the trees?

Scientists have uncovered new clues from the spinal columns of ancient human ancestors that suggest the various types moved in different manners within their environments.

Primates adjust grooming to their social environment

Working together and exchanging services for the benefit of everyone involved is crucial for humans and partly responsible for our success as a species. In order to achieve a goal, we need to choose the best possible cooperation ...

Primates in peril

Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, ...

Human-like walking mechanics evolved before the genus Homo

Ever since scientists realized that humans evolved from a succession of primate ancestors, the public imagination has been focused on the inflection point when those ancestors switched from ape-like shuffling to walking upright ...

Putting primates on screen is fuelling the illegal pet trade

Why would animal rights organisation PETA praise a film in which a group of apes are brutally attacked by humans? The answer is that War for the Planet of the Apes, the most recent movie in the franchise, used no real primates ...

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