Older male monkeys sire fewer offspring, a new study shows. The finding could have implications for human infertility, researchers report.
Tags: reproduction fertility aging monkeys health-and-medicine mating
Both monkeys and humans have a way of thinking that involves recursion, a process of arranging words, phrases, or symbols to convey complex ideas.
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Primates have evolved behavioural strategies that can minimise the risk and costs of conflict.
June 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: conflict primates aggression monkeys non-human-primates post-conflict arguments
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.
June 25, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: health climate covid-19 coronavirus ebola pandemic malaria forests disease epidemics wildlife deforestation bats wildlife-trade monkeys mosquitoes yellow-fever zoonoses vectors carrying-capacity
New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
April 9, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: evolution primates palaeontology monkeys non-human-primates palaeobiology
Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
April 3, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: evolution covid-19 mice colonies animals social-distancing isolation coronavirus-2020 altruism bats animal-behavior ants contagion monkeys
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