Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution

Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution

There’s no need to reinvent the genetic wheel. That’s one lesson of a new study that looks to the saliva of humans, gorillas, orangutans, macaques and African green monkeys for insights into evolution. The research, published on Aug. 25 in Scientific Reports, examined...
Chimpanzees Choose Cooperation Over Competition

Chimpanzees Choose Cooperation Over Competition

When given a choice between cooperating or competing, chimpanzees choose to cooperate five times more frequently Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers have found. This, the researchers say, challenges the perceptions humans are unique in our ability to...
African bird shows signs of evil stepdad behavior

African bird shows signs of evil stepdad behavior

An African desert-dwelling male bird favours his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests research published today in Biological Letters. “Nepotism has likely played a vital role in the evolution of family life in this species,” said Martha...

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