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Primates are facing an impending extinction crisis – but we know...

Jo Setchell, Durham University From lemurs to orangutans, tarsiers to gorillas, primates are captivating and sometimes unnervingly similar to us. So it’s not surprising that...

New discovery: Madagascar’s bizarre aye-aye has six fingers on each hand

Adam Hartstone‐Rose, North Carolina State University The aye-aye is one of nature’s most fascinatingly bizarre creatures. Native to Madagascar, this lemur is the largest nocturnal...

Lemurs are the world’s most endangered mammals, but planting trees can...

Andrea L. Baden, Hunter College Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island, is a global biodiversity hotspot. Andrea BadenThe island of Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa...

Examining how primates make vowel sounds pushes timeline for speech evolution...

Thomas R. Sawallis, University of Alabama and Louis-Jean Boë, Université Grenoble Alpes Sound doesn’t fossilize. Language doesn’t either. Even when writing systems have developed, they’ve represented...

Why we love big, blood-curdling screams

Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College Of all the sounds humans produce, nothing captures our attention quite like a good scream. They’re a regular feature of horror...

We train Colombian woolly monkeys to be wild again – and...

Mónica Alejandra Ramírez, Universidad de los Andes ; Manuel Lequerica Tamara, University of Sydney, and Pablo Stevenson, Universidad de los Andes Colombia’s Andes Mountains...

Scientists join forces to save Puerto Rico’s ‘Monkey Island’

Alexandra Rosati, University of Michigan “00O made it!” There was some news to celebrate on Sept. 28 in the email chain of scientists who work...

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How colleges must collaborate to lift up the communities just outside...

Nancy Cantor, Rutgers University Newark and Gordon Gee, West Virginia University From the editors: Universities teach and research, but what impact do they –...