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Posts tagged chimps

June 5, 2014

 

A computer-generated representation of an individual's DNA

How Closely Related Are We?

We humans tend to focus on the differences between us, even in spite of abundant similarities.

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?

August 17, 2009

 

Dancing parrot at festival

Dancing Birds Get Funky With Rhythm

Want to improve your groove when it comes to the Funky Chicken or the Electric Slide? Maybe you could take a lesson from the birds.

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?

October 10, 2006

 

two chimps interacting at the zoo

Are Chimps Nice Guys?

The question is, do animals do things for other animals without receiving any reward, including food, love, attention?

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.

January 6, 2005

 

Do Other Creatures Besides Humans Cry?

How do animals express their emotions? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 15, 2004

 

Acanthostega

Learn about the acanthostega on this Moment of Science.

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