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Chimps too nurture ’social traditions’


August 29th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Research on chimps never ceases to surprise us -- the latest one, for instance, says that they are not only capable of learning from one another ... Read more...

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Humans are cancer prone, but chimps are not


August 24th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Chimps and humans share a whopping 96 percent genetic similarity -- surprisingly the simians rarely develop cancer, while their human cousins are particulalry vulnerable.Georgia Tech's Soojin ... Read more...

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Brain wiring gave humans edge over chimps


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) It wasn't a bigger brain but a more sophisticated wiring that gave humans the edge to evolve beyond their closest cousins, the chimps, says a new ... Read more...

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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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Eating monkeys, apes could cause ‘next HIV’


May 26th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Scientists in Cameroon have warned that eating monkeys and apes could cause the next HIV, it was reported here Saturday.They are already tracking a HIV-like virus ... Read more...

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Toddlers and chimps follow their peers


April 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 13 (IANS) What is common between toddlers and chimps? Both tend to copy actions of their peers."I think few people would have expected to find that two-year-olds are ... Read more...

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Dolphins form close knit ties with kin


March 29th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Male dolphins are not only gregarious, they also form complex alliances with their close kin and friends, says a study.Groups of two to three males ... Read more...

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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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Chimps play cop to uphold peace in group


March 9th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Some of the high ranking chimps practically uphold the 'law of the jungle' and maintain peace among warring groups and individuals of their kind, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Charles Taylor 2012 Prize won by ‘The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary’


March 7th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This year’s Charles Taylor Prize winner has been announced. The non-fiction book The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary which was written by Andrew Westoll won the top prize ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chimps likely to warn groups unaware of dangers


December 30th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Animals are known to sound alarm calls when predators are around, particularly when their kin are present, reveals a study.But when chimps spot a snake, they ... Read more...

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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 |

US limits use of chimpanzees in medical research


December 16th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The US announced Thursday that it will sharply restrict the use of chimpanzees in future publicly funded invasive medical research and plans to review current projects ... Read more...

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Fear of predators forced primates into social group


November 15th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Fear of predators made our solitary primate ancestors descend from the trees and unite into groups for daytime activity, says a new study. "It has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimps can match humans in kindness


August 10th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Chimps can be as kind and compassionate as their human counterparts, a finding that overturns past assumptions about altruism being limited only to human beings.Previous research ... Read more...

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Captivity upsets chimps’ mental health


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Captive chimpanzees often show abnormalities, some of which could be compared to mental illness in humans. These include self-mutilation, repetitive rocking, as well as the eating ... Read more...

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Chimpanzees have repertoire of gestures for chatting


May 8th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Chimpanzees rely on more than twice the number of gestures to chat with one another than previously thought, scientists say. They have at least 66 different ... Read more...

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Chimps lose out by ‘aping dominant member of the group’


April 24th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A Georgia State University researcher has hinted that a chimpanzee is unable to use its own initiative to gain the best possible reward if it behaves differently from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Like humans, chimps too give birth to backward-facing babies


April 20th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): The pattern of childbirth, long thought to be a unique feature to humans - the arrival of the baby facing backwards relative to its mother - has now ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimps’ contagious yawning a sign of empathy, not just sleepiness


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): In chimpanzees, contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom; it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the ... Read more...

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Tribesmen to scare away simians in Goa


April 1st, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 1 (IANS) The Goa government has decided to hire members of an indigenous forest tribe, the Wanar Mares, to scare away hordes of simians which have been ... Read more...

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Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study.The finding comes from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns.It was ... Read more...

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Just like humans, chimps giggle even when the joke isn’t funny


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees can share a joke just like any human and are also capable of sharing a laugh even when they don't find something particularly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘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...

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Language makes humans smarter than chimps


February 8th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): With extensive systems of governance and global cooperative networks in place, we probably think we are expert co-operators when compared with other animals or even relative primates, such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps


January 27th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Although orangutans and humans are more distantly related, some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, suggests a new ... Read more...

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In chimps, as in humans, faces are personality billboards


January 24th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): People can read a chimpanzee's face and tell if the animal is dominant and physically active, according to a new study.A research team, led by psychologist Robert Ward ... Read more...

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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...

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It’s natural for girls to play with dolls and boys to like guns


December 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Girls like to play with dolls and boys love guns because they're programmed to do so, not due to social conditioning, suggests a new study.Scientists have found that ... Read more...

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For chimps, dominance is a double-edged sword


December 9th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Dominant animals with higher testosterone levels tend to suffer from an increased burden of parasites, reveals a study of chimpanzees.Scientists observed the primates' behavior and studied their droppings ... Read more...

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Like humans, apes too play it safe when odds are uncertain


November 30th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Apes prefer to play it safe when the odds are uncertain, according to a new study.Humans are known to play it safe in a situation when they aren't ... Read more...

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Like humans, chimps too prefer using their right hands


October 29th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study by Spanish scientists has revealed that humans are not the only species to prefer to use their right hand -- chimpanzees also share the trait. ... Read more...

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Women outlive genetically ‘disposable’ men


October 26th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) In the ultimate battle of the sexes, women usually win.Now scientists have come up with a theory to explain why woman live longer than men: men are more ... Read more...

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Star of PG Tea adverts - Chimp Jilloch dies at the age of 34 years


October 19th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jilloch, the chimpanzee that was involved in Britain’s long running campaign has died at the age of 34.The animal died of heart attack on Sunday.Jilloch was kept ... Read more...

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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...

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