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Nasa Chimps Earn Florida Comforts After Taking a Punishing Step for Mankind
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, chimps, primates, nasa, space program, miloitary, research, suffering, experiments, science, technology, moon, landing )

- 3614 days ago -
An infant chimpanzee seized in Africa for the US Air Force in the 1950s, Marty was recruited into the military's air and space research program, paving the way for America's first manned spaceflight in 1961 and, ultimately, the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Menopause Sets Humans Apart From Chimps
Science & Tech  (tags: chimps, humans, childbirth, females )

- 4179 days ago -
Unlike humans, female chimps don't become infertile after 40, and indeed are a popular choice with males in old age. Healthy chimps over 40 reproduced quite well, the team found. Females in the wild and in captivity have given birth in their 50s.
Humans Are Not the Only Sapiens
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, homo sapiens, animals, chimps, memory, thinking )

- 4182 days ago -
We were taught at school and college that of all animals, it is us humans who are the thinking ones, the sapient or wise ones. Now we realize how anthropocentric this claim has been. The title we have given ourselves, homo sapiens, is a trifle arrogant.
Chimps Outperform Humans at Memory Task
Science & Tech  (tags: chimps, humans, brain, memory, cognition, numbers, research )

- 4191 days ago -
Young chimps can beat adult humans in a task involving remembering numbers, reveals a new study. It is the first time chimps - and young ones, at that - have outperformed humans at a cognitive task.
Humans And Chimps Differ At Level Of Gene Splicing
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, chimps, gene, alternative splicing, gene expression, science )

- 4209 days ago -
Researchers are closer to understanding why humans differ so greatly from chimpanzees in the way they look, behave, think, and fight off disease, despite having genes that are nearly 99% identical. 6% to 8% of alternative splicing events were different.
Human Ancestors Were More Gatherers Than Hunters
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, chimps, hominids, research, study, science, genes, interesting )

- 4212 days ago -
The chimps' eagerness for buried treats offers new insights in an ongoing debate about the role of meat versus potato-like foods in the diet of our hominid ancestors.
Chimps Act Like Humans: Mine! Mine! Mine! | LiveScience
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, humans, chimps, posessive )

- 4247 days ago -
People often strangely consider something more valuable once they own it. Now scientists find this same apparently irrational behavior in chimps, a finding that could help shed light on the human mind
Chimps More Evolved Than Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: chimps, humans, Discoveries, GeneticEngineering, research )

Terry Jo
- 4418 days ago -
Since the human-chimp split about 6 million years ago,chimpanzee genes can be said to have evolved more than human genes, a new study suggests.

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