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Chimps show food link to walking

Chimps show food link to walking

A study of chimpanzees gives tantalizing evidence that humans may have evolved upright walking in order to carry more food. A team of scientists from Oxford University, Cambridge, and Kyoto University tested the theory that two-legged (bipedal) walking should occur more of the time when animals are carrying prized but rare resources. The researchers put … learn more→

Chimps show much greater genetic diversity than humans

Chimps show much greater genetic diversity than humans

Groups of chimpanzees within central Africa are more different genetically than humans living on different continents, an Oxford University-led study has found. The study published in the journal PLoS Genetics suggests that genomics can provide a valuable new tool for use in chimpanzee conservation. It has the potential to identify the population of origin of … learn more→