Researchers used a test designed for babies to show that rhesus monkeys can sense their own heartbeats. The finding opens up important paths of research into consciousness and mental health issues.
Macaque tooth wear was identical to our ancestors, throwing into question the long held belief that tool use caused the markings on hominin tooth fossils.
Macaques are an alien species - and the endemic plants and animals of the island haven’t adapted to protect themselves against these monkeys.
Why social interaction isn’t always a good thing for primates, especially for individuals with a fever.
How scientists discovered the ‘Popa langur’ was a separate species of just 200 monkeys.
Without adequate information, we can’t prioritise efforts and funding to best protect our primate relatives.
Primates have evolved behavioural strategies that can minimise the risk and costs of conflict.
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
Ancient frescoes suggest Europe and south Asia had trade links as long as 3,600 years ago.
Capuchin monkeys in Brazil use big stones to crush the shells of nuts they want to eat. An experiment in the field investigated how these monkeys prepare to use new, unfamiliar tools.
The rise and fall of monkeys in ancient Europe should remind us of our own species’ precarious relationship with changing climates.
The way of life primates have evolved to live cannot be replicated in a human home.
New research suggests that even ecologically flexible baboons could be at significant risk of habitat loss and endangerment from anthropogenic climate change.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals’ struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
It’s time programmers looked out old computer text adventures like Zork and Colossal Cave from the 1970s and 1980s.
Using real apes and monkeys as actors in film and TV encourages people to see them as pets.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country’s 36 states and infected 31 people.
Digital and animal cultures pose a profound challenge to the law’s recognition of human uniqueness.