Upper teeth of a Neanderthal who lived about 40,000 years ago.
Anthropologists gather clues about how our ancient ancestors lived from their teeth. What will future anthropologists make of us based on the fossilized pearly whites we'll leave behind?
Snow leopard, as captured by the BBC’s Planet Earth II.
The most recent episode of the BBC's Planet Earth II has got people asking some hard questions about the world's most mysterious big cats.
Research suggests friends don't just help in the bad times – they cut damaging stress just by being around.
Bonobos are separated from chimpanzees by the River Congo, but they share more genes than we thought.
The two species mated 500,000 years ago, leaving a genetic mark to this day. This knowledge could help save them from extinction.
Bonobo Jasongo at Leipzig Zoo has a hunch about what you’re thinking.
Realizing that others' minds hold different thoughts, feelings and knowledge than your own was thought to be something only people could do. But evidence is accumulating that apes, too, have 'theory of mind.'
A small but dedicated team is offering these abandoned apes a brighter future.
Babies learn by example.
New research has questioned the nature of humans' impressive capacity to imitate.
A makeshift shrine to Harambe, the zoo gorilla whose death has raised some uncomfortable moral questions.
We tend instinctively to value human lives over non-human ones. But is there a point where the scales might tip the other way?
Chimpanzees self medicate by eating rough leaves to get rid of parasites.
A number of monkey species eat rough leaves, soils and charcoal to treat or prevent diseases.
Why do we laugh? Evolutionarily speaking, it's so we could survive – and similar rules apply today.
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Archaeological remains, traditional tribes and conflict among chimpanzees can tell us much about the history of human warfare.
A world first.
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Groundbreaking video footage could change the way we look at chimpanzees.
To challenge their unlawful detention, the claimant must first be recognised as a person in law.
A New York State Supreme Court has declined to recognise the personhood of two chimpanzees being used by Stony Brook University for research. But the case is far from over.
An Oxford professor spent more than 20 years watching chimpanzees cleverly adapt to their changing environment.
How do you do?
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Chimps might be cute and cuddly but it's their human drama that obsesses us.
Make the next one a single.
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Lots of animals consume alcohol but only humans do it to get drunk.
Chimpanzees are wily enough to adapt in some ways when people encroach on their turf.
Apes and people are sharing habitat more than ever. As apes are pushed into novel situations, we can see how they adapt and maybe find clues into early human evolution.
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Social animals also have societies to run and voters to please.
A male bonobo who likely holds some irrational biases when it comes to economic decision-making.
Just the other day I found myself in the waiting room of an automotive dealership. While my car was being serviced, I flipped through a product brochure. One ad for an oil change boasted that it would…
Ebola has wiped out a third of the world’s gorillas.
There is a side to the Ebola crisis that, perhaps understandably, has received little media attention: the threat it poses to our nearest cousins, the great apes of Africa. At this moment in time Ebola…