"I'm a romantic," Jane Goodall says in this 2002 interview with Ira Flatow on Science Friday (animated by Blank on Blank). Here, she discusses both her observations and the places where her ideas have clashed with the scientific community — including her suspicion that ape-like cryptids actually exist.
Today, at the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity, researchers with the International Union for Conservation of Nature unveiled a report detailing the world's 25 most endangered primates — mankind's most biologically similar living relatives.
The story begins with an insurrection, and ends with infanticide. A male gelada monkey, unsatisfied with his social standing, challenges the authority of a superior gelada. The payoff: a so-called "reproductive unit," comprising a dozen females, that will mate with him and him alone. If the usurper is victorious, he…
The line between human and monkey has been crossed again - this time by chimps. Based on new research, scientists say chimps understand how fire will behave, and move to avoid it "expertly" in the wild.