Tag Archives: Primates

The world’s newest monkey species was found in a lab, not on an expedition

A Popa langur, photographed in early 2020. Aung Ko Lin, Fauna & Flora International, CC BY-SA Tracie McKinney, University of South Wales The discovery of the Popa langur, a medium-sized leaf-eating monkey found in central Myanmar, was recently announced by scientists. It is estimated there are just 200-250 of these monkeys, which will likely mean the new species is classed …

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Humans aren’t inherently selfish – we’re actually hardwired to work together


Franzi/Shutterstock Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University There has long been a general assumption that human beings are essentially selfish. We’re apparently ruthless, with strong impulses to compete against each other for resources and to accumulate power and possessions. If we are kind to one another, it’s usually because we have ulterior motives. If we are good, it’s only because we …

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What primates can teach us about managing arguments during lockdown

Grooming is the key to positive relationships. tratong/Shutterstock

Grooming is the key to positive relationships. tratong/Shutterstock Nicola F. Koyama, Liverpool John Moores University The world may be reopening in some places, with people looking forward to pubs, restaurants and haircuts. Many of us will no doubt also be looking forward to some time away from home – alone – once more. Spending such prolonged time in close quarters …

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