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Posts tagged chimpanzees

September 8, 2015


illustration of kissing couple

Why Do People Kiss?  

Smooching feels good, of course, but couples first started swapping saliva as a way to test out genetic compatibility.

December 25, 2014


dog fetches newspaper

Here, Boy!

Dogs have been genetically encoded to understand human behavior.

October 7, 2014


Smiling young chimp

How Similar Are Humans and Chimps?

The same brain hormone affects feelings and behaviors in both chimps and humans, causing humans and chimps to share a variety of traits.

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


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?

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