New research adds to the evidence that playing is linked to learning brain power in primates.
The theory that humankind originated in Europe is an old one. It was abandoned in 1924 when the first Australopithecus was discovered in South Africa.
Newly recognised genetic populations carry their evolutionary history with them, and the history of their habits. This is why detecting new species is so important.
CT scanning allows scientists to observe and "dissect" fossils digitally using computer software - and to uncover secrets that are hundreds of millions of years old.
Primate populations are declining around the world. The great apes are in danger of disappearing, and that bears a great risk for humanity itself.
Much like the hair you carefully rearrange before a selfie, your cheek muscles and the accompanying smile date back about 250 million years.
We have the penis of a monogamous primate yet our body sizes suggest our ancestors slept around a lot.
Our closest relatives are being wiped out and it's all our fault.
It risks becoming the first ape to go extinct.
New research uncovers the role of the primate baculum and may explain why humans don’t have one.
As Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, there may be dark days ahead for some of the world's rarest and most beautiful primates.
Without research on primates, we wouldn't be able to understand the human brain – or repair it.
Because primates have relationships too you know.
A small but dedicated team is offering these abandoned apes a brighter future.
There must be some evolutionary force acting to maintain this visual 'defect'.
Different parts of our brains process different things, like the facial features, voices and the gait of people we know. But it takes memory to weave them all together into a single picture.
Archaeological remains, traditional tribes and conflict among chimpanzees can tell us much about the history of human warfare.
An experiment providing interactive games for orang-utans is showing the potential for digital technology to enrich the lives of zoo animals.
Social organisation plays a key role in the wide variation seen in the size of male howler monkey calls and the size of their testes.
Evolution also does not claim humans evolved from primates. Neither does it say non-human primates, including monkeys, baboons, chimpanzees and gorillas, will evolve into humans with time.