Posts Tagged ‘primates’

Contagious Yawns

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
yawns, contagious yawns, wolves, dogs, primates, empathy

How far into the animal kingdom do contagious yawns reach?

Terrestrial Orangutans?

Monday, February 17th, 2014
monkeys, primates, ground, arboreal, trees, Borneo

Are orangutans coming out of the trees in Borneo due to deforestation?

Ancient Primates

Friday, May 17th, 2013
primates, apes, hominoids, rift valley, Africa, old world, monkeys, nancy stevens

Two new primate fossils add to our family tree.

Hibernating Primates

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
hibernation, lemurs, primates, tropics, bears, squirrels, Madagascar

By Molly Michelson When you consider animals that hibernate, dwarf lemurs probably aren’t the first mammal that comes to mind. They live in the tropics and most hibernating species live in areas where temperatures drop to an inhabitable level. Although dwarf lemurs might not need to protect themselves from the cold, they may hibernate for […]

Claw or Nail?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

What’s the difference between a claw and nail? Perhaps human origins!

Social Network—in Your Head

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Scientists have found a size correlation between a region of the human brain and a person’s social network.

Baboon Girlfriends

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Researchers have found that female baboons with good girlfriends live longer.

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