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Primates Enjoy Booze: Can It Hint At The Roots Of Alcoholism?

21 July 2016           By Alyssa Navarro for Tech Times  Two monkey-like primate species appear to enjoy drinking "booze" in the jungle, a new study revealed. The findings may help scientists pinpoint the roots of alcoholism or too much alcohol consumption in humans. 

Smart Primate! Capuchin Monkeys In Brazil Have Used Stone Tools For 700 Years, Scientists Discover

(Photo : Bart van Dorp/Wikimedia Commons) For the first time outside Asia and Africa, archaeologists have discovered that the capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stone tools, such as hammers and anvils, for 700 years. Early humans using stone tools is a mark of human innovation. However, it seems that we are not the only species who know how to create and use them. Archaeologists have recently unearthed 700-year-old stone tools in Brazil. They said these were used by pre-Columbia...

The Baboon Bark

One of the quintessential sounds of the African bush is the "wa-hu" shout of male baboons, often referred to as the "baboon bark". Because of the two-part nature of this shout, it has been called the "bisyllabic bark" by those in academia.

Evolution Of Gut Bacteria Tracks Splits In Primate Species

  Microbes may have played role in shaping ape, human evolution BY AMY MCDERMOTT2:00PM, JULY 21, 2016 Microbes may have played a role in making us, us. A new study shows similar patterns in the evolution of gut bacteria and the primates they live in, suggesting that germs and apes could have helped shaped one another. For at least 10 million years, bacteria have been handed down from the common ancestor of humans and African apes. As apes split int...

Human Conflict Is Pushing Gorillas Into Extinction

Human Conflict is Pushing Gorillas Into Extinction – What You Can Do to Save These Animals In 1996, the small African country of Rwanda invaded it’s neighbor to the west, Zaire, the brutal result of mass genocides and killings perpetrated by extremists who had been given safe haven within Zaire’s borders. This bloody infiltration would culminate into the Congolese War, which claimed the lives of five million people, embroiled several prominent African countries, and pitt...