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Robots to the rescue at international trials in Florida

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 09:39

As a squat, red-and-black robot nicknamed CHIMP gingerly pushed open a spring-loaded door a gust of wind swooped down onto the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and slammed the door shut, eliciting a collective sigh of disappointment from the audience.

Humans are `pig-chimp hybrids`, claims researcher

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 16:29

A leading geneticist has claimed that human beings are the result of a cross breed between a pig and a chimp.

Chimp ancestors may have learned to make friends 6 mn yrs ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 12:41

A new research has found that the ability to form friendship with people like oneself was there in ancestors of chimpanzees and humans.

Mother chimps crucial for offspring`s social skills

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 20:42

Just like in humans, chimpanzee mothers play a crucial role in the development of social skills in their offspring, a new study has found.

Pictures clicked by chimp to fetch 70,000 pounds

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 16:32

A collection of blurry photos taken by a chimp, touted as his "take on the world", is expected to fetch up to a whopping 70,000 pounds at an auction in London.

MJ`s pet chimp Bubbles abandoned by his family

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 14:04

Michael Jackson`s pet chimp Bubbles, who was once the most pampered and powerful primate in pop, has now been abandoned by the singer`s family.

Human brain bigger than chimp`s from foetal stage

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 19:11

Human brain is larger than that of their chimp cousins from the foetal stage itself, says the first ever study to track and compare their brain growths.

Bonobo chimp makes stone tools like early humans did

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 09:11

After learning sign language or making up “words” for things like banana or juice, Kanzi, the 30-year-old male bonobo chimp, continues to impress researchers with his new skill of making stone tools like early humans did.

Untold story of Michael Jackson and his pet chimp to be aired

Last Updated: Friday, October 15, 2010, 10:11

Late singer Michael Jackson shared a special bond with his pet chimpanzee Bubbles. A special programme telling the story of their friendship is set to be aired on Animal Planet.

Michelle Obama`s `racist` chimp picture reappears online

Last Updated: Monday, January 04, 2010, 12:03

A caricature of US First Lady Michelle Obama as a chimpanzee has reappeared on the Internet, two months after the morphed "racist" picture first provoked a major controversy.