Whispering monkeys - what next? The best ‘human’ animals
Researchers noticed tamarin monkeys communicating with each other at a 'reduced amplitude' in the presence of zoo staff they disliked
An animal baby boom prompted a move to answer an age-old dilemma: what are those monkeys doing?
Japanese researchers use skin cells from mice to create sperm and eggs that were later used to create a live birth
Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons and Sarah Adlington both won bronze medals for Great Britain at the International Judo Federation Moscow Grand Slam.
Local councillor receives suspended sentence for 'should be raped' comments and immigration minister Cecile Kyenge is met with noose protests
Human head and brain transplants are now feasible. That's according to Italian neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero who believes he has worked out how to transfer the head of one human on to the body of another.
Is it our immortal souls? Or our sense of irony? Or perhaps our (comparatively) hair-free torsos?
Animal impounded by German authorities in March has still not been reclaimed by the teen superstar
Scientists, academics and medics gather this week in a London hotel to discuss a topic that has been virtually unmentionable in academic circles for decades: are humans descended from “aquatic apes” that spent more time swimming than dragging their knuckles on the ground?
Tropical forest, beach-facing suites and luxury tents
Tales From The Trees
The latest instalment of our "Big Questions" series was answered by the author Jared Diamond, who released the influential Guns, Germs and Steel in 1997, and whose new book, The World Until Yesterday, has just been published. A section from Diamond's latest offering addresses an old topic - why do so many supernatural beliefs persist in religion? - and has been excerpted in left wing online magazine Salon, with the provocative title "It's irrational to be religious". Intrigued?
Darwin, who some have dubbed the 'Toronto One', was taken in by Animal Services after being found in the furniture store dressed in a sheepskin coat
While, primates of all species can apparently enjoy fizzy pop (see above), it turns out that picking up on the beat in music is a uniquely human trait.
A monkey, wearing a Del Boy-style sheepskin coat, has been photographed outside an Ikea store in Canada.