Primates
Miocene Hominid Fossil Sheds New Light on Evolution of Human Bipedalism  SCI-NEWS.COM · 12 hours
Researchers have analyzed a pelvis of the 10 million-year-old fossil ape Rudapithecus hungaricus and... more
Medical News Today: Rare sightings suggest mountain gorillas may delight in water play  MNT · 1 day
Some rare sightings of mountain gorillas splashing in water on their own suggest that our cousin primates play not just to learn... more
Rare 10 million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Near an old mining town in Central Europe, known for its picturesque turquoise-blue quarry water, lay Rudapithecus. For 10 million years, the fossilized ape waited in Rudabánya, Hungary,... more
Rare 10 million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Near an old mining town in Central Europe, known for its picturesque turquoise-blue quarry water, lay Rudapithecus. For 10 million years, the fossilized ape waited in Rudabánya, Hungary,... more
Human hearts evolved for endurance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Major physical changes occurred in the human heart as people shifted from hunting and foraging to farming and modern life. As a result, human hearts are now less 'ape-like' and better suited to endurance types of activity. more
Wild mountain gorillas found to play in water like humans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers from Kyoto University, Primate Cognition Research Group and Conservation through Public Health, has found that wild mountain gorillas living in Uganda play very much... more
Following Neanderthals' footsteps to learn how they lived  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Like modern humans and primates, Neanderthals—our closest evolutionary cousins—are thought to have lived in groups, but their size and composition have been difficult to infer from archeological and fossil remains. more
Neuroscientists discover how brain rhythms organize our visual perception  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
To investigate how information of different visual features is processed in the brain, the neuroscientists from the German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute of Primate Research in Göttingen, Germany, the... more
How we make decisions depends on how uncertain we are  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study on how we use reward information for making choices shows how humans and monkeys adopt their decision-making strategies depending on the uncertainty of information present.... more
Monkey business: Vietnam macaque island draws tourists—and criticism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Menacing macaques snatch bags of crisps, water bottles, cookies and crackers from uneasy tourists on Vietnam's Monkey Island, a popular attraction decried as cruel by activists calling for an end to animal... more
Blocking {alpha}4{beta}7 integrin binding to SIV does not improve virologic control  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A study in nonhuman primates reported that infusions of an antibody against α4β7 integrin, in combination with antiretroviral therapy, showed consistent, durable control of simian immunodeficiency... more
Tonkin snub-nosed monkey resurgence offers renewed hope for rare Vietnamese primate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The most crucial population of a critically endangered monkey—found only in northern Vietnam—has virtually trebled in number since Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and partners first... more
Artificial intelligence used to recognize primate faces in the wild  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed new artificial intelligence software to recognize and track the faces of individual chimpanzees in the wild. The new software will allow researchers and wildlife conservationists... more
Comparing primate vocalizations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The language of Old World monkeys, some of our primate cousins, may be more sophisticated than previously realized. Even so, it displays constraints that reinforce the singularity of human language, according to a new study. more
Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech—but only two and never more, unlike humans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The utterances of Old World monkeys, some of our primate cousins, may be more sophisticated than... more
Comparing primate vocalizations  MIT · 2 weeks
Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech — but only two and never more, unlike humans. more
Conservation plan could help endangered primates in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A project co-led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Bristol Zoo and West African Primate Conservation Action is set to protect nine species of primate found across Africa.... more
Impulsiveness in Adolescence is Not Uniquely Human  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Human and non-human primate studies show that in adolescence, a time of increased reactive behavior, self control is limited. “As is widely... more
Orangutans hold the key to human speech  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and Indianapolis Zoo, shows that great apes can control their voice in a similar way to humans, giving a unique insight into the... more
Keeping monkeys as pets is extraordinarily cruel–a ban is long overdue  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Most people will have seen at least one headline over the last couple of years describing animal attacks on humans. This needn't include the elephant from... more
Here's how early humans evaded immunodeficiency viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The cryoEM structure of a simian immunodeficiency virus protein bound to primate proteins shows how a mutation in early humans allowed our ancestors to escape infection while monkeys and apes did not. SIV's Nef... more
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more... more
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
It has long been thought that the brain size of anthropoid primates—a diverse group of modern and extinct monkeys, humans, and their nearest kin—progressively increased over time. New research on... more
Cranial endocast of a stem platyrrhine primate and ancestral brain conditions in anthropoids  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Understanding of ancestral conditions for anthropoids has been hampered by the paucity of well-preserved early fossils. Here, we provide an unprecedented view... more
New brain map could improve AI algorithms for machine vision  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Neuroscientists have published an updated view on the primate brain's visual system organization. They found that parts of the primate visual system may work differently than previously thought. more
A lack of self control during adolescence is not uniquely human  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Impulsiveness in adolescence isn't just a phase, it's biology. And despite all the social factors that define our teen years, the human brain and the brains... more
Hand gestures point towards the origins of language  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Communication gestures used by humans and our primate relatives are providing clues about how our species' ability to use spoken language evolved. more
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