Scientists make a breakthrough in figuring out a key piece in the human ancestry.
Over half of the non-human primate species are facing extinction in the next 50 years, and humans are to blame.
Researchers recently took a second look at the genome of gorillas to acquire fresh insight on their similarities and differences with us.
While bonobos are often regarded as a less sophisticated species than their close chimpanzee relatives, researchers have documented for the first time that the animals are actually able to create stone tools and weapons like chimpanzees and early humans did.
To better understand the social coordination of chimpanzees, researchers tested to see if a female bonobo could synchronize with a human drummer. The animal's success in matching beats sheds light on the evolution of speech and music.
While apes and memory have been widely studied, recent research showed that apes have the ability to record information about a film and know on a second viewing when an exciting scene will occur.
It turns out that the unusual great apes of Africa known as bonobos might be better at understand a baby's babble than even her own mother. A new study has revealed that these primal relatives of humanity communicate much like babies, hinting that they might be on an evolutionary fast-track to complex language development.