Monkeys

The Most Unknown

What Monkeys and ‘Dognition’ Can Teach Us About the Human Brain

Humans clearly have advanced mental abilities compared to other animals on Earth. Laurie Santos wants to know what makes us special.
Becky Ferreira
10.18.18
space monkeys

The First Primate in Space Was Drugged and Strapped into a Nazi-Designed Rocket

On June 14, 1949, Albert II became the first primate to visit outer space, paving the way for human spaceflight.
Becky Ferreira
6.14.17
Luxury Week

Why Rich People Are Obsessed With Owning Exotic Animals

Is buying a tiger a rite of passage for the ultra rich?
Sarah Emerson
9.26.16
ANIMALS

The Surprising Similarities Between Whales and Primates

A whale biologist reports from the world’s biggest primatology conference.
Shane Gero
8.24.16
ebola

Why a Zika Vaccine Will Come Much Faster Than the Ebola Vaccine Did

Scientists have been sharing data and collaborating to develop a vaccine at a breakneck pace.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.4.16
Canada

Scientists Are Building VR Worlds for Mice and Monkeys

It will revolutionize our understanding of the brain.
Kate Lunau
5.11.16
News

How Your Brain Determines If You're a Santa or a Scrooge

New research links the region of the brain associated with fear and the hormone oxytocin to the giving spirit.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.14.15
Science

The Louder the Monkey, the Smaller Its Balls, Study Finds

Howler monkeys can be well-endowed in the voice box or the family jewels, but not both.
Becky Ferreira
10.22.15
copyright

Did PETA Name the Right Macaque in Its 'Monkey Selfie' Lawsuit?

Monkey truthers have been challenging the claim.
Sarah Jeong
9.28.15
video

Watch This Capuchin Monkey Use a Tool to Pick Her Nose and Eat It, Too

Unusual tool use by a female capuchin has surprised researchers.
Rachel Pick
8.24.15
Twitter

Emojis Reveal Our Bias Toward Mammals

A new WWF campaign might highlight our trouble caring about "ugly" endangered species.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.16.15
Goodbye Meatbags

Early Body-Hacking: When Men Got Goat Testicle Grafts to Boost Their Sex Drive

The 1920s saw a trend for animal gland grafts to improve sex drive and ward off aging.
Roisin Kiberd
4.16.15
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