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Primates

Web-Exclusive Video: Monkeys and Magic Fruit

In this video, Laurie Santos pulls a switcheroo on her monkey research subjects. Will they notice when a fruit that starts rolling down a plank as a kiwi reaches the bottom as a lime?

Dec 14th, 2009 | 5 comments

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In the News: Monkey Brains Process Drumming Like Vocalizations

A new study looked at how macaque monkeys respond to other monkeys’ efforts at communication in the form of drumming or vocalizing.

Dec 11th, 2009 | 1 comment

Expert Blogger: A Spark or an Ember? by John Shea

For John Shea, the way we posed our questions about the human spark got him pondering the evolution of our human uniqueness in a new way.

Dec 10th, 2009 | 8 comments

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In the News: For Chimps, Ask and Ye Shall Receive

A new study suggests that chimpanzees do help out other chimps – but are much more likely to help if the chimp in need basically asks for it.

Dec 3rd, 2009 | 1 comment

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In the News: What Does Ape Behavior Say About Us?

Scientists are attacking the question of how we became human from a number of new directions – in addition to analyzing the evidence of ancient fossils.

Sep 18th, 2009 | 6 comments

Web-Exclusive Video: Chimp Emotions

Check out this video to learn more about Lisa Parr's studies on chimp emotions and what these studies can tell us about the human spark.

Sep 16th, 2009 | Comments Off on Web-Exclusive Video: Chimp Emotions

Spark Blog: Alan Alda’s “King Kong” Encounter

Alan enters the lab at Yerkes hoping to learn about chimpanzees and facial recognition. But instead, the chimps show Alan and the crew who's boss.

Sep 4th, 2009 | 5 comments

Spark Blog: Chimpanzee Culture?

Psychologist Vicky Horner discusses research into chimpanzee cultural transmission. Do chimps have "culture" like humans?

Aug 26th, 2009 | 2 comments

Spark Blog: Squirrels Bury Nuts, But Are They Planning Ahead?

Dan Gilbert and Alan Alda discuss whether animals have the ability to "prospect," or plan ahead.

Jul 1st, 2009 | 7 comments

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In the News: A Fossil Called “Ida”

The media has jumped all over this beautifully preserved 47-million-year-old fossil, with some even calling it a “missing link.” What do you think?

May 27th, 2009 | Comments Off on In the News: A Fossil Called “Ida”
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