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Apes may also understand what others are thinking

Apes may also understand what others are thinking

To explore whether apes can also read minds, researchers studied three different species of apes -- chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans -- as they watched two short videos, tracking their gaze using an infrared eye-tracker installed outside these animals' enclosures.

Just like us, even apes have ability to guess what others are thinking - Read

Just like us, even apes have ability to guess what others are thinking - Read

Apes can correctly anticipate that humans will look for a hidden item in a specific location, even if the apes know that item is no longer there, a new study revealed. 
 

Do Gorillas really pose a threat to people?

Do Gorillas really pose a threat to people?

The Zoo authorities faced a public backlash over the killing of the gorilla,named Harambe, which focuses on whether it was necessary to kill the ape or could the incident be avoided.

Watch: Orangutan giving birth captured on film for the first time!

Watch: Orangutan giving birth captured on film for the first time!

For the first time, a footage of an orangutan giving birth has been captured on film and it's one of the most beautiful videos.

New species of anthropoid primate found in Libya

The scientits performed the research at the Zallah Oasis, a promising site for unearthing fossils from the Oligocene period, roughly 30 million years ago.

New link in humans, apes evolution found

 Researchers have identified a new species of small ape that existed before the evolutionary split of humans/great apes (hominids) and gibbons (the 'lesser apes' or hylobatids).

Controversial Zimbabwean cricketer Mark Vermeulen in 'apes' racial slur row

Controversial Zimbabwean cricketer Mark Vermeulen in 'apes' racial slur row

Controversial Zimbabwean cricketer Mark Vermeulen has once again found himself in the middle a fresh controversy following a July Facebook post, in which he denigrated black people.

Planet of the Apes? Talking apes may soon be a reality now

Planet of the Apes? Talking apes may soon be a reality now

 A new study reveals that apes might be closer to speaking than many scientists thought.

Apes may be closer to speaking than believed

Apes may be closer to speaking than believed

Scientists have found that gorillas can learn new vocal and breathing-related behaviours, a finding that may change the perception that humans are the only primates with the capacity for speech.

Infants can think before they learn the words

Human babies can understand basic abstract relations - whether two objects are the same or different - even before they learn the words to describe such relations, new research has found.

Lowly female chimps better social networkers

Female chimpanzees who rank low in terms of reproductive success seek out other girl pals with similar status, finds a new study on social relationships among apes.

Crows' brain can solve human tasks

The so called 'high order' abstract reasoning process thought to be limited till now only to humans and certain apes has now been discovered in crows.

Apes have more diversified gut bacteria than us: Study

Apes have more diversified gut bacteria than us: Study

The microbes living in people's guts play a very important role in keeping us healthy, but the ones existing in our body today are a lot less diverse than the ones present within the humans' closest relatives, the African apes, says a research.

Fish are as smart as apes: Study

A new study has revealed that fish`s cognition and sensory perception are generally on the same level with that of the other animals.

Tooth samples of ape ancestors provide clues to their diet and environment

Newly analyzed tooth samples from the great apes of the Miocene indicate that the same dietary specialization that allowed the apes to move from Africa to Eurasia may have led to their extinction

Brain has specific radar for snakes: Study

Snakes tend to arouse sharp fear in monkeys, apes and humans, and scientists said Thursday they have found specific brain cells that fire off a rapid warning for slithery danger.

Human foot not as unique as originally thought

Mechanisms of the human foot are not as unique as originally thought and have much more in common with the flexible feet of other great apes, scientists have found.

We owe our swimming style to apes!

We owe our swimming style to our evolutionary past, as just like apes we have a tendency to swim using a form of breaststroke, a new study has revealed.

Monkeys have reasoning powers like primitive humans

Scientists have suggested that intelligent animals like apes may have some sort of mind reading capability , as they have the ability to intuit each others` intentions.

Apes and human infants show similar communicative gestures

Researchers have found that a female chimpanzee, a female bonobo and a female human infant showed similar gestures during the communicative development stages.