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Why Are Primates Big-Brained? Researchers’ Answer Is Food for Thought

Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis […]

Monkeys Can Make Stone Tools, but They Don’t Use Them

The capuchin monkeys of Serra da Capivara National Park in […]

Decoding of Tarsier Genome Reveals Ties to Humans

Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, […]

Looking to Saliva to Gain Insight on Evolution

There’s no need to reinvent the genetic wheel. That’s one […]

Orangutan Gives Clues To The Origins Of Human Speech

An orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding […]

This Species Of Brazilian Monkey Has Been Using Stones As Tools For 700 Years

Breaking into a cashew nut can be difficult; but not […]

Linguists Team Up With Primatologists to Crack the Meaning of Monkey Calls

It has long been known that monkeys convey information through […]

UW-Madison Zika Research in Monkeys Could Inform Outbreak in People

Monkeys infected with Zika virus are protected from future infection, […]