primate species

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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World’s five hotspots of biodiversity


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Here are five of the world's highest biodiversity ecologies still over 70 percent intact as identified by the Conservation International.Hotspots require two main criteria: At least ... Read more...

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How male monkeys spot a fertile female by reading her face


April 6th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Males monkeys who spend good amount of time getting to know females tend to pick up sexual signals better than less attentive counterparts, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Attentive males can pick up sexual cues better


April 6th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Males who spend time getting to know females tend to pick up sexual signals better than their less attentive counterparts."Many primates, including humans, receive signals from ... Read more...

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Humans unique by virtue of being hunters-gatherers


March 13th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became the most progressive species in terms of biological success.Findings by a team of ... Read more...

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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...

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‘Facebook feature’ in brain vital to your social life


December 30th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A tiny structure in the human brain that scientists have dubbed 'Facebook feature' may determine a rich and varied social life among humans.Scientists at the Northeastern University ... Read more...

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Size of brain structure correlates with social life


December 27th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) The size of amygdala, a small almond-shaped structure deep within brain, seems to contribute to a rich social life among humans. The finding is similar to previous ... Read more...

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Why humans are more sensitive than chimps to certain viruses


December 17th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists have found why humans are more sensitive to certain viruses compared to other primates.The greater susceptibility of humans to certain infectious diseases when compared to other primates ... Read more...

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Human evolution occurred ‘3mn yrs earlier than previously thought’


November 6th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): A new statistical model has suggested that evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago rather than the 5 million year estimate widely ... Read more...

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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...

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Cooked food helped humans evolve bigger brains: Study


July 17th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that cooked food is the reason behind humans' big brains.According to one controversial evolutionary theory, early humans developed a taste for cooked food around ... Read more...

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35-mn-year-old fossil raises questions on primates’ origin


January 7th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 7 (DPA) A 35-million-year-old primate fossil found in southern Thailand has added to evidence that primates, which include humans, might have originated in Asia rather than Africa, Thai media reports ... Read more...

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Monkey talk may offer clues to origins of human language


December 12th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): Scientists may be a step closer to understanding the origins of human language.Researchers analysing the noises made by a species of primates say they combine sounds and words ... Read more...

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Humans, apes use odor-detecting receptors differently


December 9th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Apes and humans have same receptors for detecting odours related to sex, but they are used in different ways in all the species which plays a major role ... Read more...

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Global warming cycles threaten endangered primate species


October 28th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): In a new analysis, two Penn State University researchers have determined that global warming cycles threaten endangered primate species.This innovative work by Graduate Student Ruscena Wiederholt and Associate ... Read more...

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Monkeys’ grooming habits provide new insights into how we socialise


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) Monkeys' grooming habits provide new insights into how we socialise, says a new study. The study shows a link between the size of the brain, in particular the ... Read more...

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Genetic analysis challenges human-chimp interbreeding


August 29th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 29 (ANI): A genetic analysis has called into question the controversial claim that early humans and chimpanzees interbred before splitting into separate species.In 2006, David Reich and his colleagues at ... Read more...

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New strategies proposed for AIDS vaccine research


August 8th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): Focussing their research on simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) in African nonhuman primates, scientists at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have proposed an additional new approach ... Read more...

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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...

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Why male and female lemurs are of same size


July 15th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Rice University biologist Amy Dunham has put forward a new theory for one of primatology's long-standing mysteries-why are male and female lemurs the same size?In most primate species, ... Read more...

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Consuming fewer calories ensures longer life


July 10th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington July 10 (IANS) Consuming fewer calories ensures a longer, healthier life, according to research on restricted diets involving monkeys. A team of researchers reported that a nutritious but reduced-calorie diet blunts aging ... Read more...

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Consuming low calorie diet leads to ‘longer, healthier life’


July 10th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Substantially cutting calories from the diet could slow the ageing process and increase life expectancy, according to a decades-long study of monkeys.Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the ... Read more...

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Primates evolved larger brains to hop between trees


July 1st, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study, in which scientists scanned a 54-million-year-old skull roughly the size of a walnut, has suggested that primates such as lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans ... Read more...

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Like humans, monkeys too are adept in the art of deceiving


June 19th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Intentional deceit is not just restricted to humans, monkeys too can con others in order to get food, says a new study.According to Federica Amici and colleagues of ... Read more...

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Primate ancestors of HIV could be younger than previously believed


May 1st, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): In a surprising discovery, scientists have found that the ancestors of the simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) that jumped from chimpanzees and monkeys, and ignited the HIV/AIDS pandemic in ... Read more...

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Primates preferred staying in Texas, reveals 40-mln-yr old fossil


October 15th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The discovery of a new fossil in the US has suggested that more than 40 million years ago, primates preferred Texas to northern climates that were significantly ... Read more...

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Wild bonobos also hunt and eat the young of other primate species


October 14th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study has offered the first direct evidence of wild bonobos hunting and eating the young of other primate species, despite their make-love-not-war kind of image.While ... Read more...

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Why not all HIV progresses to AIDS in non-human primates


September 17th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): A team of scientists from Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center has reached a step closer to determining why SIV and HIV infection ... Read more...

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Monkeys too display human-like empathy


August 26th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, US, have shown by experiments that monkeys have the feeling of empathy, and they enjoy sharing things ... Read more...

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Human yawns are contagious to dogs!


August 6th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Its not just humans who find yawning contagious, for mans best friend, dogs too can show empathy by catching yawns off their owners.Yes, thats the conclusion of ... Read more...

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Humans eating monkeys into extinction


August 5th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Humans are eating their closest relatives into extinction, particularly in Southeast Asia, alarmed conservationists have revealed. Nearly half of the world's 634 species of monkeys, apes and other ... Read more...

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Half of worlds primates face extinction due to habitat loss and hunting


August 5th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A review of the worlds 634 kinds of primates has revealed that almost 50 percent are in danger of going extinct due to habitat loss and hunting.The ... Read more...

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Walking, climbing same for smaller simians


May 17th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Walking or climbing is just the same for smaller simians, which may explain why these tiny ancestors of humans took to trees 65 million years ago. Researchers based ... Read more...

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For smaller primates climbing is as easy as walking


May 16th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Duke University researchers have found in a study that smaller primates do not have to invest more energy in climbing than in walking.Jandy Hanna, a faculty ... Read more...

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