Honey-hunting chimpanzees are cleverer than we thought

Vittoria Estienne, Max Planck Institute Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans. Because of this they can offer invaluable insights into understanding the evolutionary roots of how humans developed their cognitive and technological abilities. Years of data taken from studies conducted on wild apes suggests that chimpanzees could have something similar to what we …

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Apes lack Ebola protection, scientists warn

By Sara Naraghi [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] Research on potential Ebola vaccines should seek to protect great apes as well as humans to prevent the disease from decimating gorilla and chimpanzee populations, say experts. Work is continuing on trials of potential Ebola vaccines and the rate of fresh cases of the …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 March 2015

Ethiopian oil marketer sees $5 bln refinery within 10 years Source: Reuters Protecting the chimps using photography Source: The Observer Africa’s top ten cities for investors Source: KHOG-TV/CNN Scottish oil and gas firms eye East Africa Source: BQ Live Zimbabwe’s education sector in crisis Source: The Africa Report First ever Sexuality Conference in South Africa! …

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