The National Institutes of Health has announced that it’s bringing its chimpanzee testing programme to an entire halt, sending its 50 remaining primates to sanctuaries.
Nature is not known for its tender compassion. But for the very first time, biologists have captured footage of a chimpanzee mother in the wild caring for her severely disabled child. The infant lived for only 23 months.
Earlier this month, we brought you panoramic views of the Liwa Desert near Abu Dhabi, thanks to a Google Street View camera mounted on the back of a camel. Today we're taking you deep into the forests of Tanzania, where Google has brought you images of Gombe National Park, home of Jane Goodall's chimpanzees.
It's hard to study intelligence in humans — our cultures are incredibly complex, and what counts as "smart" is defined as much by our societies as it is by our genes. So some researchers have turned to chimpanzees to understand what actually gives rise to intelligence in the brain.
Chimp Cop may be a loose cannon, he may play hard and fast with his feces, but he's the best damn detective this troupe has ever seen! And if there's anyone that can defuse that banana bomb, you can bet your sweet, red ass it's him.
The National Institutes of Health has halted all new funding for studies using chimpanzees, humans' closest evolutionary relatives, as scientific models for humans.
It turns out chimps at the zoo insist on repeatedly hurling their feces at me because they're geniuses and not just because it's hilarious. Seriously. Scientists studied chimp throwing and developed the following axiom: The frequency and accuracy with which a chimpanzee throws objects—INCLUDING POOP—is directly…
Imagine being locked up inside for 30 years, without ever seeing the sun. That's what these lab chimps went through, while also being used as test subjects by a pharmaceutical company for HIV and hepatitis.
Well, this is certainly news. Looks like a professor at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute has accused Japanese teenagers of acting like monkeys—all because of their overuse of mobile phones. Basically, younger folk are mocking the behavior of chimpanzees by losing the ability to discern between public…