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Zoo keepers use iPads, apps for apes


September 4th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, Sept 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Not only have humans been found to have an interest on electronic gadgets, but it has also been discovered that the apes in zoos have developed passion ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Chimps selfish when it comes to food


August 17th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Some things cannot be explained by evolution. Chimps and bonobos don't share an innate sense of fairness with their closest human kin.Keith Jensen, professor at Queen ... Read more...

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Ape injures girl after escaping from zoo


July 16th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A five-year-old girl was injured when one of the five apes that escaped from a German zoo attacked her. A spokeswoman for the zoo has confirmed the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Humans walked upright to carry scarce resources


March 25th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The necessity of carrying more of scarce, high quality resources may have prompted human beings to adapt to walking upright millions of years ago, a study ... Read more...

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20 mn-year-old ape skull found in Uganda (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 2 (IANS) A team of French and Ugandan scientists has discovered a nearly 20 million-year-old ape skull at a fossil site in northeastern Uganda, Xinhua reported Tuesday.The discovery, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Michele wants an end to medical research on apes


May 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) "Glee" star Lea Michele has written a letter to US officials to call for an end to medical research carried out on chimpanzees at a ... Read more...

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When Freida Pinto lived in fear


March 26th, 2011 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto says she "lived in fear" of not landing another film role after starring in the Oscar winning "Slumdog Millionaire".Pinto, 26, admits she ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Study attributes human uniqueness to hunter-gatherer societies


March 11th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11(ANI): A new study by an international team of noted anthropologists, including several from Arizona State University, has linked human uniqueness to hunter-gatherer societies.Because humans lived as hunter-gatherers for 95 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stone tools helped human hand evolve unique features


March 9th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Increased use of stone tools by our ancestors helped the human hand evolve unique characteristics.Past research has borne out the existence of features in the bones ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘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 |

Brit Muslim kids learning to cut off hands of thieves


February 10th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.10 (ANI): British Muslim children are being taught how to chop off thieves' hands and being told that Jews are plotting to take over the world at a network of Islamic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Muslim kids learning to cut off hands of thieves


February 10th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.10 (ANI): Muslim children are being taught how to chop off thieves' hands and being told that Jews are plotting to take over the world at a network of Islamic schools.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sundance Film Festival: Science Documentary Revivifies Questions Related To Language, Humans …


January 22nd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
: In the catalog of the films to be displayed at this year's Sundance Film Festival (SFF), is a documentary of the genre of science that revolves around a trailblazing ape ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Big babies ‘may have helped define the shape of modern human societies’


January 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Large babies shaped the development of modern human societies, according to a new study.The research revealed that human babies weigh proportionately more at birth than the newborns of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Ramayana’ affirms stereotypes (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ** 1/2)


October 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Director: Chetan Desai, Voiceovers (Hindi Version): Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, Ashutosh Rana, Rating: **1/2It is a story passed on for millennia. And through the ages, it has either shown ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Malaria came from gorillas thousands of years ago


September 24th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Gorillas first transmitted the malaria parasite to humans thousands of years ago, according to a new research. The latest finding could help develop a vaccine for malaria, which claims ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Human malarial parasite came from gorillas, not chimps


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23 (ANI): The parasite that causes the deadliest form of malaria in humans - Plasmodium falciparum-was not transmitted by chimpanzees, but instead came from western gorillasThe researchers also concluded that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a robot that can climb wall like human rock climber


August 6th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A first-of-its-kind robot has been designed that can climb a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds.A small robot named ROCR ('rocker') can move like human rock ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How we evolved from apes to humans


July 13th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that as human brains evolve, they become less like apes, according to a new study.The areas of brains that help in language and reasoning-grow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans And Whales Linked By Their “Grandmothers”


July 4th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Exeter, UK, July 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recent researches by the scientists have proved how human beings and whales are linked to one another by their grandmothers. The scientists are of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

When confronted, men react either as bonobos or chimps


June 29th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Prior to competition, an average man undergoes hormonal changes similar to a passive bonobo, but those striving for status behave more like chimpanzees, according to a new study.While ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just like humans, star-struck chimps too look up to their heroes


June 25th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Scientists has found that humans are not alone in their obsession with celebrities; chimps too look up to those they consider more prestigious in their group.The researchers, from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freida Pinto as primatologist Caroline in ‘Rise Of The Apes’


June 24th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Freida Pinto has signed the 'Planets of the apes' prequel 'Rise pf the Apes' as primatologist Caroline.Pinto, who rose to fame from the 'Slumdog Millionaire', will be ... Read more...

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Orangutan gestures have specific intentional meanings


June 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a study on a group of orangutans, researchers have found that these non-human primates perform gestures that have intentional meaning and are made with the expectation of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orangutans in zoos enjoy watching visitors too


June 8th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Just like we enjoy watching orangutans in zoos, the apes too regard "people watching" as a pleasurable way to spend an afternoon, scientists believe.According to boffins, the apes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

England WAGS may be target of anti-social behaviour in SA - from apes!


May 29th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): British WAGS following their football partners to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup have been warned that they could end up being targets of anti-social behaviour ... Read more...

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Brawn beats beauty in human mating game


May 14th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Brute strength, not beauty, ensured winning mates among human ancestors, according to an anthropologist. "There is sexual competition in many species, including humans," said David A. Puts, assistant ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Human mating competition was won by brawn, not beauty


May 14th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Winning mates in early human history was dependent on sheer physical prowess, not attractiveness."There is sexual competition in many species, including humans," said David A. Puts, assistant professor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient hominids developed humanlike grip much before toolmaking practice


April 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A tiny fossil thumb bone has indicated that hominids had a humanlike grip at least 6 million years ago, say researchers.Sergio Almecija of the Autonomous University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hilton apes Monroe for tenth perfume


February 1st, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Socialite-heiress Paris Hilton has aped movie icon Marilyn Monroe back to life in adverts for her tenth eponymously-named fragrance. Hilton who posted her behind-the-scenes pictures from the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Movie made by chimps to be broadcast on TV


January 26th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 26 (ANI): The BBC is all set to broadcast the world's first film shot entirely by chimpanzees, as part of a natural history documentary.According to BBC News, the apes created ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

SRK apes Salman Khan on ‘Music Ka Mahamuqabla’


January 20th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The audiences were left asking for more when Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan took off his shirt a la Salman Khan while shooting for a special ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

World’s rarest ape makes its debut in a video


December 17th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) The world's rarest and most camera shy great ape has been filmed for the first time in a forested mountain in Cameroon, says the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). With ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Odours play a vital role in mate selection


December 9th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Odours play an important role in mate selection, says a study. Humans have the same receptors for detecting odours bearing on sex as do other apes and primates. But ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists disprove earliest apelike human ancestor


October 28th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have disproved the theory that the 50-million-year-old fossil of an "apelike" creature, discovered in 1992 in what is now northern Africa, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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