Chimps are the only species of great ape (except for us) that hunts and kills mammals. Sometimes even with spears. However, this makes up a relatively small part of their diet (some estimates put it at only 3%), so it is widely believed that the primary reason they hunt isn’t for food. The groups which…
Human language is unique, so what did it evolve from? Some researchers believe it might have its roots in laughter.
Eastern chimps have different cultures and are philopatric, so looking for the last male common ancestor (known as Y-Chromosomal Adam) can tell us how long it has been since their cultures arose.
Our hands are the source of our success, allowing us to make advanced tools with ease. Yet they appear to be an evolutionary accident, a side-effect of our evolving feet.
Archaeological techniques have been applied to chimps, revealing that they’ve been cracking nuts at the same site for 4,300 years
We often assume that this common ancestor (and early members of our family for that matter) was very chimp like. However, research indicates that more genes have undergone positive selection in chimps than in humans.
In 2012 new research suggested humans and chimps split 7 – 14 million years ago, much earlier than previously thought. Has this claim stood the test of time?
Chimps are highly social creatures, so researchers wanted to know whether peer pressure could hold them back and stop them from adopting newer, better strategies.
Some Bonobo populations show a little bit of evidence they are beginning to diverge
Some researchers claim humans are actually more closely related to orang-utans than to chimps. Are they right?