Primates
Chimpanzee

Human Monogamy Evolved to Combat the Threat of Infanticide, Says Study

As a society where the institution of marriage underpins the general concept of monogamy, we may be surprised to find out that it's not love that drives us to choose to pair up, it's the threat of infanticide.
Tarsier

55-Million-Year-Old Primate Skeleton Maps Humanity's Divergence from Early Apes

The well-preserved remains of a 55 million year old primate have led scientists to a point of divergence between early apes and humanity's ancestral relatives. The species, known as Archiebus achilles, is currently the oldest known primate discovered in such pristine condition.
The Human Brain

New Study Shows That Unique Brain Structures Found In Humans Differ From Ancestral Primates Due To Evolution

New research shows that the human brain is more unique than we think. In a recent study, scientists found that humans have at least two functional networks within their cerebral cortex that does not exist in rhesus monkeys, the primate ancestor to humans.
Lemur

25 Endangered Animal Species on Brink of Extinction

Twenty-five primates are on the brink of extinction, according to a newly released study.
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