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Parrots are lot smarter


August 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Parrots are a lot smarter than previously thought. In a test that puzzled monkeys and defeated dogs, parrots passed with flying colours.The test was taken by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Orangutans are smart designers: Study


April 18th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Orangutans are turning out to be smart designers, going by the sophisticated way they build their nests, says a scientific study. University of Manchester scientists spent ... 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 |

Like in humans, culture influences ape behaviour


October 21st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Like humans, great apes too have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through generations.Researchers have come up with evidence that culture in humans ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Baboons quite capable of reasoning


September 25th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Monkeys are capable of making analogies and may be capable of thinking, a new study has shown.A cat takes care of a kitten and a bird ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Like humans, gibbons have regional accents too


February 7th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has found that just like humans, gibbons have regional accents too.Gibbons, which along with the great apes are the closest relatives to humans, sing to ... 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 |

High hormone levels drove cavemen to promiscuity


November 4th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) High hormone levels drove primitive men to promiscuity and combativeness.Our ancient ancestors had far higher levels of the male sex hormone testosterone than people living today, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Early humans more promiscuous than modern-day people


November 4th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Scientists have found evidence that early humans who lived thousands of years ago were more promiscuous and competitive than the people of modern age.A study of fossilised remains ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Neanderthals were more promiscuous than modern humans


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists from universities of Southampton and Calgary have discovered that Neanderthals were much more promiscuous than people today.The scientists examined finger ratios from fossilised skeletal remains of early ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Grandmother hypothesis’ that helps us live longer may be a myth


August 25th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Shattering the so-called 'grandmother hypothesis', researchers have claimed that grandma may not be as important as we thought - at least when it comes to evolution.In a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Like humans, Orang-utans too can perform “pantomimes”


August 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 11 (ANI): Orang-utans have been caught on camera performing "pantomimes", behaviours that are exclusive to humans.Non-human great apes such as orang-utans and chimpanzees were already known to display meaningful gestures. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dogs steal food discreetly to avoid getting caught


July 26th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Next time a cookie is stolen from your jar, don't blame your kid as your dog could behind it too.A recent study has revealed that just like children, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How human laughter is different from that of apes


July 21st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled how human laughter is different from that of apes.Human laughter, as we know, is unique and different than other animals-this is down to our unique ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bonobo chimps like humans may be hardwired to shake their heads to say ‘no’


May 6th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Anthropologists have recently filmed Bonobo chimps shaking their heads from side to side to 'say no'.This finding may be indicative of the behaviour of humans as primates."In bonobos, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some gorillas may eat monkeys


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A recent study that found monkey DNA in the feces of wild African mountain gorillas, has hinted that some gorilla species eat monkeys, and are not entirely ... 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 |

Cooking is what made us human, says expert


December 20th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Richard Wrangham, professor of anthropology at Harvard University, argues that cooking is the major factor in human evolution.In his book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why humans outlive apes


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Chimpanzees and great apes have lifespans that barely exceed 50 years, in spite of their genetic similarity to humans. The difference is that humans evolved genes that enabled ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do humans outlive chimps?


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Chimpanzees and great apes have lifespans that barely exceed 50 years, in spite of their genetic similarity to humans. The difference is that humans evolved genes that enabled ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Human activities threaten vulnerable Congo gorillas


November 24th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society has determined that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo are becoming increasingly threatened ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hormone behind finger length linked to social behaviour


November 5th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): The hormones, called androgens, which are known to affect finger length during development in the womb, play a major role in social behaviour in primate groups, say researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ozzy Osbourne’s chimp ad dropped from TV over ape abuse


September 11th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Brit singer Ozzy Osbourne's new Samsung smartphone ad has been dropped from TV screens in the US after allegations of ape abuse surfaced.Animal rights activists at People for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chimps use ’specialised tool kits’ to catch army ants


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that chimpanzees in Congo use "specialised tool kits" to catch army ants.Published in the American Journal of Primatology, the study suggests that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aesop’s fable ‘The crow and the pitcher’ may be true


August 7th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): An Aesop's fable about 'The Crow and the Pitcher', in which a crow uses stones to raise the level of water in a pitcher to quench its thirst, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel field of primate archaeology to shed new light on human evolution


July 16th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A team of scientists is advocating for a new inter-disciplinary field of primate archaeology to examine history of tool use in all primate species in order to better ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jacko’s pal Bubbles the chimp not to attend his funeral


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's old friend Bubbles the chimp will not be attending his funeral. The ape will be kept 3,000 miles away when Jackson ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps or gorillas


June 18th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has suggested that humans most likely share a common ancestor with orangutans, not chimpanzees and gorillas.The research, done 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 |

Tickled apes reveal human laughter is 16 million years old


June 5th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Tickling a gorilla or chimp can arouse bursts of grunting sounds - or laughter, say researchers who conclude that man's laugh can be traced back to 10 to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists report discovery of new genus of hominoid primate


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists from the Institut Catala de Paleontologia in Barcelona have reported the discovery of a new genus of hominoid primate.The fossil remains displays very interesting particularities, such as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New orangutan population discovered in Indonesia


April 13th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 13 (ANI): Conservationists have recently discovered a new population of orangutans in a remote area of Indonesia, giving a rare boost to one of the world's most endangered great apes.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What makes chimps four times stronger than humans?


March 31st, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Recently a pet chimp inflicted devastating injuries on a Connecticut woman - a stark reminder that chimps are much stronger than humans, as much as four-times stronger, some ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why chimps are 4 times stronger than humans


March 31st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has suggested that chimpanzees are four times stronger than humans because our nervous systems exert more control over our muscles, thus preventing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pammi and lover grope each another at dinner table


March 17th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson could not seem to keep her hands away from her boyfriend Jamie Padgett at an Animal Rights Foundation dinner.Pammi, who is an ... Read more...

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