Decoded: How human colour vision evolved

Who got the colour vision first, humans or chimpanzees? According to biologists from Georgia-based Emory University, humans actually got the ability to see colours from gorillas and chimpanzees in the evolution process.

Boy moms 25 percent more 'social' than daughter moms among chimps
Boy moms 25 percent more 'social' than daughter moms among chimps

 A new study has revealed that mothers of sons are about 25 percent more outgoing than mothers of daughters among chimpanzees.

Tooth enamel fast-track found in humans

 Researchers in Britain have found a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies.

Aggressive male chimpanzees more likely to be fathers: Study
Aggressive male chimpanzees more likely to be fathers: Study

 Aggressive male chimpanzees who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims, a new study has said.

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.

Chimpanzees plan their breakfast time
Chimpanzees plan their breakfast time

Wild chimpanzees flexibly plan when and where they will have breakfast after weighing multiple factors, such as the time of day and the type of food to be eaten, research shows.

Chimps have favourite 'tool set' for hunting army ants
Chimps have favourite 'tool set' for hunting army ants

Chimpanzees search for the right tools from a key plant species when preparing to 'ant dip' - a technique that enables them to feast on army ants without getting bitten, a new study has found.

How chimps learn to use hunting tools
How chimps learn to use hunting tools

Chimpanzees use tools to hunt ants and they probably learn tool use behaviours from their mother and others in the group when they are young, finds research.

How chimpanzees develop 'culture' in wild like humans revealed
How chimpanzees develop 'culture' in wild like humans revealed

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how the chimpanzees share skills and develop "culture" in the wild like humans.

Lethal aggression in chimpanzees is innate, not human influenced
Lethal aggression in chimpanzees is innate, not human influenced

A new research has revealed that chimpanzees have innate lethal aggression, refuting the theory of chimpanzees' inter-community wars being a result of human impact, such as habitat destruction or food provisioning, rather than adaptive strategies.

Fish, chimpanzees know how to pick best partner for task

A new study has revealed that when it comes to choosing the right partner for some task, fish are just as good as chimpanzees.

Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter

Just like humans, some chimpanzees are smarter than others, and about half of that variation in intelligence depends on the genes that individuals carry and pass on from one generation to the next, says a study.

No pop please: Chimps like Indian music

Chimpanzees prefer silence to music from the West, but like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, says a study.

Chimpanzees prefer firm, stable beds

Chimpanzees, like humans, are highly selective when it comes to where they sleep, choosing a certain type of wood to make a comfortable bed, scientists have found.

Chimps outsmart kids at computer games

A new study has revealed that chimpanzees are better at computer games than children.

Sharing food boosts social bonding in chimps: Study

Food sharing promotes social bonding in chimpanzees, leading them to form cooperative relationships, a new study has found.

Like humans, way to chimpanzees` hearts also through stomachs

Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding human`s ability to form long-term cooperative relationships between unrelated individuals is one of the main reasons for human`s extraordinary biological success.

Chimps are rational, not conformists

Researchers have found chimpanzees are sensitive to social influences but they maintain their own strategy to solve a problem rather than conforming to what the majority of group members are doing.

Chimps choose pals based on `similarity of personality` just like humans

A new study has revealed that chimpanzees choose their friends as to be similar in personality.

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

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