The virus is always present in nature and when circumstances allow, it may jump from one species to another.
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.
The 'good' side of our nature is much more deep-rooted than the 'evil' side.
Primates have evolved behavioural strategies that can minimise the risk and costs of conflict.
Freedom of movement for survival.
New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
People can still learn a great deal about these mammals while keeping a safe distance.
The evolution of the strong human bond.
Previously undocumented, this tiny extra digit – called a "pseudothumb" – is a structure on each wrist made of bone and cartilage.
Scientists don't ask how some people evolved to be tall. In the same way, asking how homosexuality evolved is the wrong question. We need to ask how human sexuality evolved in all its forms.
Ancient frescoes suggest Europe and south Asia had trade links as long as 3,600 years ago.
New research shows that slowing deforestation is the most essential step for saving Madagascar's lemurs, and can help protect them against the longer-term threat of climate change.
Researchers say it's time to finally discard a decades-old theory about the origins of human language – and revise the date when human ancestors likely were able to make certain speech noises.
The human scream – a response we share with our primate relatives – is more nuanced than you might think.
As a human evolution researcher, I was very excited to work with the creator of the Assassin's Creed games.
The way of life primates have evolved to live cannot be replicated in a human home.
Our closest relatives show distinct cultural behaviour in different populations. But those differences are being erased.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals' struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
Our research supports the idea that human speech abilities comes down to our brain power.