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Posts tagged chimpanzees

December 25, 2012

 

elevator buttons in a row

What Is The Elevator Effect?

Haven't we all been on an elevator and noticed that just about everyone stops talking when they get on?

December 17, 2012

 

chimp side view of face

Why Humans (Not Chimps) Get Cancer

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

May 10, 2012

 

a chimp sits with his arm outstretched as if reciting Hamlet

Chattering Chimps

We talk to our house pets all the time, but wouldn't it be great if your cat could answer you in English?

June 16, 2011

 

yellow angelfish swimming on a blue background

Can Animals Count?

One... Two... Three. Humans can count but can animals?

March 24, 2009

 

Two macaques allogrooming

Primate Grooming

Grooming reduces tension by lowering the heart rate and releasing endorphins that are calming.

June 5, 2008

 

A group of dolphins swimming below water

Humaniqueness

It might seem like an obvious question, but what really makes humans different from some of our four legged friends? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 9, 2007

 

Chimp To Human Evolution

Who’s More Evolved?

Humans are more highly "evolved" than chimps, right?

December 19, 2006

 

a small chimp at the tulsa zoo

So A Chimpanzee Comes To A Road…

It sounds like the begging of a bad joke, but what does a chimpanzee do when it needs to cross the road?

February 9, 2006

 

trick_dog

Dogs and Chimpanzees

Dog-human attentiveness may mean that dogs make better subjects to study cognitive skills than primates, even chimpanzees, our closest genetic relatives.

December 2, 2005

 

Dolphins and Sponges

We humans tend to favor animals that behave like we do, like dolphins. Scientists have discovered another reason for us to favor dolphins. Like chimps, dolphins use tools to look for food, but while chimps use sticks, a handful of dolphins in Australia’s Shark Bay use sea sponges.

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