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Toddlers And Chimpanzees Share A Surprising Unspoken Language

Prior to developing the capacity for speech, toddlers communicate their desires, demands and discontent using a diverse repertoire of physical gestures. As a new study shows, there’s a significant amount of overlap between the gestures employed by human children and those made by other ape species, a finding that’s casting…

Did Scientists Just Discover The Last Common Ancestor Of All Apes?

Fossils of ancient apes are even rarer than those of ancient humans, so very little is known about these important evolutionary missing links. The unexpected discovery of a 13 million-year-old infant ape skull in Kenya is offering a tantalising glimpse of a new species that lived well before humans and…

Watch This Robo-Ape Evolve Into A Robo-Human In Just A Few Seconds

Remember that iStruct robotic ape? It was developed by Germany’s DFKI to presumably bring us one step closer to a cyborg version of Planet of the Apes. Well, it’s unfortunately advancing faster than we’d feared, and has seemingly condensed millions of years of robo-evolution into just a few seconds and…