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Chimps Will Share Their Lunchbut Only If They Like You

Chimps Will Share Their Lunchbut Only If They Like You

Chimpanzees have a lot to gain from climbing the social ladder. It now appears that lower-ranking male chimps strengthen bonds with their friends in high places by alerting them to some good eats.

December 20, 2013 — Cynthia McKelvey

El mono ve y el mono habla

Científicos usan el lenguaje y la lógica para traducir los sonidos de los monos al inglés y desarrollar reglas lingüísticas para dialectos de primates.

January 6, 2015

Giant Birds and Terrified Monkeys

The Harpy Eagle ( Harpia harpyja ) is a nasty scary-looking muppethugging monster of a carnivorous bird. Female harpies weigh 14-20 pounds, and males weigh 8.5-12 pounds.

May 6, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
Photoblogging: Colorful Mandrill

Photoblogging: Colorful Mandrill

The mandrill has one of my favorite binominal classifications: Mandrillus sphinx. The species was once a member of the genus Papio, home to the baboons.

September 8, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Parallels between Shrimp and Human Color Vision

Parallels between Shrimp and Human Color Vision

Despite tremendous differences in human versus shrimp eye structure and brain circuitry, the striking similarity between the color sensitivities of primate brain color-selective neurons and shrimp photoreceptors provides evidence of a common computational strategy across extremely divergent species.

March 20, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik

Monkey See, Monkey Speak

Scientists use language and logic to translate monkey sounds into English and develop linguistic rules for primate dialects.

December 19, 2014 — Joshua A. Krisch
A Genome is Not a Blueprint

A Genome is Not a Blueprint

Image: 1936 Joy Oil gas station blueprints (top); sequence from human chromosome 1 (bottom). Source: from A Monkey’s Blueprint by Martin Krzywinski on SA Visual When artist Martin Krzywinski was challenged to come up with a graphic that quickly and concisely shows how the human genome is more similar to chimpanzee and bonobo genomes than [...]

August 27, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

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