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Great apes too make sophisticated decisions


December 30th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) The great apes too seem human in making sophisticated decisions, based on what they know and the likelihood of success when guessing, according to a German ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Promiscuous’ chimps produce more sperm


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists based in Japan have revealed that chimpanzees produce 200 times more sperm than gorillas, the world's largest primates, and 14 times more than orangutans.Promiscuous ape species have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

We are not what we eat when it comes to gut bacteria


November 17th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): When it comes to gut bacteria, we are not what we eat. The types of gut bacteria that populate the guts of primates depend on the species of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Developmental delays may explain differences in behavior of ape species


January 29th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): A new research has suggested that developmental delay may explain major differences in the physical appearance, behavior, and cognition in two different species of apes.The research suggests that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Emergence of first molars linked to growth and reproduction in apes and humans


December 30th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that the timing of molar development and eruption in apes and human beings is closely related to their growth and reproduction.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First molars help trace how apes, humans evolved


December 29th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) The development of the first molars is closely attuned with basic aspects of a primate's biology, says a new study. "Knowing the age when the first molar appears in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Teeth of some apes are formed primarily to survive toughest times


December 18th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): A new research has determined that the teeth of some apes are formed primarily to handle the most stressful times when food is scarce.The research, performed by scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient ape with human face may prove to be “missing link” species


June 11th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an 11.9-million-year-old fossil ape species with an unusually flat, "surprisingly human" face in Spain, a find that could prove to be the "missing link" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wild orangutans are declining more sharply in Sumatra and Borneo than previously estimated


July 4th, 2008 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): New findings have indicated that endangered wild orangutan populations are declining more sharply in Sumatra and Borneo than previously estimated.The findings were published by Great Ape Trust ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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