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Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:29

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

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:18

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

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:39

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

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 21:14

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

Sharing food boosts social bonding in chimps: Study

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 17:32

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 14:57

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

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 16:47

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 15:08

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

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 help offspring develop social skills

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 13:35

A new research has observed that chimpanzees, who are orphaned, frequently engaged in social play, but their play bouts were much shorter and resulted in aggression more often.

Menopause in women sets humans apart from other primates

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 15:29

Scientists have said that non human primates don`t have immunity to the fading female fertility that comes with age, however human females have no such problems.

Chimpanzees and orangutans remember distant past events

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 15:49

Chimpanzees and orangutans have the human-like ability to remember events that happened years ago, a new study has found.