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Climate change poses huge threat to primates

Climate change poses huge threat to primates

Climate change is likely to pose a huge challenge to the survival of the world's primate populations, including monkeys, apes and lemurs, especially in Central America, the Amazon and southeastern Brazil, as well as portions of East and Southeast Asia, says a study.

Believe it or not! 'Highly trained monkeys' fixed YouTube when it broke down

Believe it or not! 'Highly trained monkeys' fixed YouTube when it broke down

On Wednesday, millions across the globe woke up to find that Google's insanely popular video site, YouTube was down.

Baby monkeys grow faster to avoid infanticide

 Some baby monkeys develop faster than others in the same population, and this is best explained by the threat of infanticide they face from adult males, says a study.

Our `noisy` brain won't let practice make perfect

Our `noisy` brain won't let practice make perfect

A team of neuroscientists has discovered that "noise" in our brain causes us to make mistakes, suggesting that practice will never make perfect.

Peacock, bison safe from Goa vermin order, not wild boar

India`s national bird, the peacock, and the Great Indian bison may have been dropped from a potential list of vermin animals and birds, but wild boars and monkeys may not be so lucky.

Goa minister says peacock cannot be called vermin

Arlekar was speaking to reporters a few days after Goa's Agriculture Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said that the peacock, Great Indian bison, wild boar and certain species of monkeys could be soon declared vermin - or nuisance animals and birds.

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.

Endangered monkeys doing well in China

Endangered monkeys doing well in China

Located in the northwestern mountains in Hubei, Shennongjia boasts rich natural forests and many animal species.

Monkeys in Asia harbouring virus from humans

Monkeys in Asia harbouring virus from humans

 Researchers have found that monkeys which commonly dwell with people in Asia can harbour variants of a type of virus which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhoea in humans.

Antiviral compound fully protects monkeys from Ebola

The research team used cell culture and animal models to assess the compound's efficacy against several pathogens, including Ebola virus.

Optical illusions fool monkeys too: Study

Optical illusions fool monkeys too: Study

Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way that great apes and humans do, according to a new study.

NDMC goes back to traditional methods of catching monkeys

 Unsuccessful in dealing with the monkey menace despite trying several methods including power fencing and air guns, NDMC has now decided to go back to the traditional way of trapping apes in cages by luring them with food.

Rare primate's fossil closer to lemurs than humans

Based on how its teeth erupted, a model has suggested that a rare fossil of an early primate shares more in common with modern lemurs and not with monkeys or humans.

Human-chimp ancestor was similar to modern African apes

 The last common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees had shoulders similar to those of modern African apes, scientists have found.

China deploys monkeys, eagles for military parade: Report

 China has hired monkeys and eagles to ensure aircraft safety during a massive parade this week to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II where the communist giant will demonstrate its air power.  

How humans, monkeys recover from paralysis

 Humans and monkeys exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, new research shows.

Women in shorts are compared to monkeys in Assam – Watch the video here

Women in shorts are compared to monkeys in Assam – Watch the video here

In an absurd report on an Assamese news channel, women in short clothes are compared to monkeys.

'Monkey menace' has reached epic proportions in India: Study

'Monkey menace' has reached epic proportions in India: Study

'Monkey menace' has reached epic proportions in India. So pronounced is the problem of monkeys, that they have even derailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plans of making his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi Wi-Fi-enabled.

Old World monkeys had complex brain

Brain complexity can evolve before brain size in the primates, says a study of the brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull.

'Monkeys behaved peculiarly ahead of quake'

An animal lover on Sunday said monkeys in the Taj city displayed peculiar behaviour ahead of Saturday's earthquake.