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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.

Chimps prefer African, Indian tunes over strong beats of Western music

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:02

Researchers have claimed that chimpanzees prefer listening to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India over strong beats of Western music.

Primate calls help infants form `categories` just like human speech

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 14:36

A new research has found that for 3 and 4-month-old infants, non-human primate vocalizations promoted object categorization, mirroring exactly the effects of human speech, but that by six months, non-human primate vocalizations no longer had this effect.

New book sheds light on evolution of human reproduction

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 18:14

A new book explores the evolution of human reproduction.

Himachal proposes primate parks to contain monkey menace

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 18:39

Himachal Pradesh has plans to develop primate parks by planting 10 lakh fruit-bearing trees, plants and shrubs to keep monkeys in their natural habitat.

Human ancestors `smaller than rats`: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 13:41

Early ancestors of human beings might be `miniscule monkeys` smaller than rats, an international study has said.

Two new species of mouse lemur discovered in Madagascar

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 18:31

Scientists have identified two new species of mouse lemur, the saucer-eyed, teacup-sized primates native to the African island of Madagascar.

Origins of human teamwork found in chimps

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 17:40

Teamwork in humans may have its evolutionary roots in our nearest primate relatives chimpanzees - a new study has found.

New species of primate identified in Indonesia

Last Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012, 19:11

Scientists have discovered a new species of slow loris, a small nocturnal primate, in Borneo.

Primates need urgent conservation from getting extinct: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 08:52

Mankind`s closest living relatives, the apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates, are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation measures, according to a report.

Male monkeys also ride fathers’ coattails to success like humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 16:21

New research has provided a glimpse into how our male ancestors may have jockeyed for power and passed it on to their male offsprings.

Earliest human relatives originated in Asia and not Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 13:06

A new form of anthropoid primate discovered in Myanmar (Burma), has added to mounting evidence that anthropoids.