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New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?
Scientists have found a new species of gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China.
Scientists decode "dog-directed speech" - and they find puppies respond but older dogs ignore it.
The administration added the rusty-patched bumblebee, which once covered 28 states but is threatened by pesticides, disease and climate change, to the endangered species list.
A report recommends modest studies on geoengineering, the controversial concept of intervening in nature to slow or reverse global warming.
A male Japanese monkey has been filmed trying to mount and mate with a Sika deer.
Targets on CO2 will continue despite a climate change sceptic becoming president, a UK minister says.
Indigenous groups and river dwellers are battling the government and big corporations over the huge dams being built to meet Brazil's energy needs.
A warming world is harming insects ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.
Critically endangered chimpanzees in Ivory Coast craft extra-absorbent drinking sticks, researchers observe.
Scientists believe they have established the identity of a "missing element" in the Earth's core.
Critically endangered chimpanzees craft absorbent drinking sticks, remote cameras reveal.
The genome is divided into thousands of ‘neighborhoods,’ or TADs, scientists are finding. Breaching the borders can have deadly consequences.
Gene editing, which does not add genes from other organisms into plants, is done with new tools that snip and tweak DNA at precise locations.
At about 35 percent, the rate is lower than previously reported but still far above the ideal range.
Renewable energy will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration.
For the directionally challenged, traveling can be a frustrating, time-wasting ordeal. But there are steps you can take to improve your sense of direction.
The Pioneer Cabin tree was hollowed out in the 1880s, and cars once drove through its ancient trunk.
The camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter needed to be calibrated, so it made this image of the moon and Earth, which NASA released on Friday.
Scientists say mothers hold babies on the left to help in bonding - and this is not unique to humans.