primates

Motherboard

These Bears Can Mimic Faces Like Humans and Apes

Sun bears show social intelligence by copying the open-mouthed expressions of their playmates.
Becky Ferreira
3.21.19
Motherboard

RIP Koko, the Kitten-Loving Gorilla Who Communicated With Humans

Koko died in Woodside, California, on Tuesday. The beloved primate was 46.
Becky Ferreira
6.21.18
here's the rub

Masturbation Has Evolved For the Better

Monkeys are teaching scientists a thing or two.
Christian Tighe
7.17.17
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
painting

You’ll Go Apeshit For These Realistic African Primate Paintings

After volunteering at Cameroon’s Ape Action Africa, Robin Huffman became a wildlife artist.
DJ Pangburn
5.21.17
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The Vice Morning Bulletin

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VICE Staff
1.19.17
Science

Sixty Percent of the World’s Primates Are Threatened with Extinction

A study authored by 31 leading experts details all the ways we’re putting our closest relatives at risk.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.18.17
ANIMALS

The Surprising Similarities Between Whales and Primates

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

Orangutans Can Predict Their Cocktail Preferences, Just Like Humans

By getting the apes drunk on juice, scientists discovered they’re capable of predictive thought.
Louise Matsakis
8.14.16
Photos

The Man Trying to Save the Philippine Tarsier from the Black Market

Plucked off trees and sent to market, the endangered primate faces a highly uncertain future.
Stephen M. Bland
3.25.16
Motherboard

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
News

Is Homo Naledi, the New Species of Human, a New Species at All?

According to one of the researchers who made the discovery it might not be, and that might not matter.
Mike Pearl
9.10.15
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