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NIH to End All Support for Chimpanzee Research
Science & Tech  (tags: U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), chimpanzees, retiring, animals, science, scientists, society, research )

- 1277 days ago -
In a memo leaked this week, agency head Francis Collins says that a colony of 50 chimps it had planned to keep in reserve for researchâEUR"after retiring the restâEUR"is no longer needed.
Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, scientists, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, health, environment, discovery, fats, brain, human, intelligance, evolved, lipids, chimpanzees )

- 1382 days ago -
High-level brain areas accumulated far more changes in lipids than the brains of chimpanzees
Wild Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing Roads
Science & Tech  (tags: chimpanzees, wild, Africa, Uganda, Kibale National Park )

- 1485 days ago -
Wild chimpanzees learn to respect roads, adopting the same cautious drills as humans, including looking both ways to check for traffic. (video)
Chimpanzee Language: Communication Gestures Translated
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, animals, chimpanzees, communications )

- 1780 days ago -
Dr Catherine Hobaiter from the University of St Andrews explains her findings and translates one of the chimps' gestures, Researchers say they have translated the meaning of gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.
Chimpanzees and Orangutans Remember Distant Past Events
Science & Tech  (tags: Study, Chimpanzees, Orangutans, memory, sensory reminders )

- 2129 days ago -
Chimpanzees and orangutans were able to remember past events when presented with sensory reminders, a new study shows.Both species found where a useful tool was hidden three years after performing a task only four times.
Chimpanzees Have 'at Least 66 Distinct Gestures' They Use to Talk to Each Other
Science & Tech  (tags: studies, research, university, scientists, chimpanzees, language, communication systems )

- 2934 days ago -
Wild chimpanzees use more than twice the number of gestures to communicate than previously thought, scientists have said. The animals have at least 66 different mannerisms that they use to talk to each other, according to researchers from the University
Chimpanzees Outsmart Hunters
Science & Tech  (tags: chimpanzees, outsmart, hunters, research, scientists, studied, five male chimpanzees, goodnews )

- 3034 days ago -
Five male chimpanzees living in a forest in Africa have learned how to deactivate and destroy snares set out by hunters. The latest issue of scientific journal Primates reported that scientists have been observing an interesting phenomenon demonstrated by
Does Pansy's Death Prove Chimps Really Do Grieve?
Science & Tech  (tags: research, animals, grieve, do monkeys grieve?, chimpanzees )

- 3308 days ago -
Captures on camera, it was a tender scene of love and loss.As the ailing matriarch slipped gently away, she was tended by a small gathering of friends and relatives.They fondly stroked her head, held her hand and gently fussed around her, ensuring she was
'Fire-Dancing' Chimps Shed Light on Man's Evolution, Say Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, research, study, chimpanzees, fire dancing )

- 3410 days ago -
Chimps appear to ritualistically 'dance' in the face of forest blazes indicating they are able to understand and even control fire, say researchers. Scientists believe this observation could shed light on a key moment in man's evolution in that it show
News: Chimps Invent Brush Tool : Video : Discovery Channel
Science & Tech  (tags: research, chimpanzees, technology, invention, toolmakers )

- 3688 days ago -
Chimpanzees in the Congo were recently recorded using a new tool- a brush-tipped probe invented by wild chimpanzees in Africa that found it did a better job than previous versions of the tool at gathering termites for consumption
German Study Shows Chimps Trade Sex for Food
Science & Tech  (tags: study, science, chimpanzees, sex, food )

- 3689 days ago -
A study by scientists from the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig has shown that female chimpanzees are more likely to mate with males who share food with them - findings that could shed light on relationships in primitive human societies.
Jane Goodall Branches Out
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, world, society, africa, forests, apes, chimpanzees )

- 3849 days ago -
In Tanzania, the chimps are isolated in a very tiny patch of forest.People all around the park are struggling to survive.There was no way to protect the chimps while the people were in this dire. circumstance.
Nothing Beats a Home-Cooked Meal - Even for Apes
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, interesting, science, research, chimpanzees )

- 4003 days ago -
Chimps, bonobos, gorillas and orang-utans all seem to prefer cooked food to raw forms of meat, sweet potatoes and carrots, a team of anthropologists has found.
Scientists Identify Language Feature Unique to Human Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, research, humans, chimpanzees, brain, language, evolution, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) )

- 4073 days ago -
The study marks the first use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a non-invasive imaging technique,to compare human brain structures to those of chimpanzees, our closest living relative.

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