The 10 Most Unnecessary Giant Monster Movies Of All Time

Not every scifi film can star a Brobdingnagian shark or lizard. Some movies must make due with giant livestock, vermin, and apes who aren't named King Kong. Here are 10 of the most superfluous creature features ever made. » 2/08/12 10:50am 2/08/12 10:50am

Ape hand gestures reveal where humans evolved language

Until recently, scientists figured that the origins of human language could be found in our vocal cords. That seems reasonable enough, but the latest evidence suggests our hands are actually the source of language...and a bunch of hand-waving primates agree. » 11/13/11 9:45am 11/13/11 9:45am

Behold the first movie ever made for chimpanzees

Primate Cinema: Apes as Family is an intriguing new art installation currently being shown in the UK. Half of it represents a human's attempt to make a movie specifically for chimps... while the other half shows how chimpanzees react to it. » 10/03/11 12:30pm 10/03/11 12:30pm

Gibbons defy their own evolution to jump as high as they can

Most jumping animals - such as frogs and grasshoppers - have some powerful adaptations that basically make their legs into giant springs. But our ape cousins manage to leap insane distances through sheer force of will, without any helpful adaptations. » 8/10/11 1:23pm 8/10/11 1:23pm

20 million year old primate skull discovered in Uganda

This is our first, somewhat blurry look at Ugandapithecus major, a primate that lived in ancient Uganda 20 million years ago. It's one of the oldest primate fossils ever found, and it could hold crucial information about our evolutionary past. » 8/02/11 12:20pm 8/02/11 12:20pm

Gorilla is given a video camera, awesomeness ensues

A gorilla at the UK's Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust was recently given a video camera, and you can see the results in the video up top. Honestly, the gorilla's cinematography is way more coherent than most action movies. » 7/12/11 1:57pm 7/12/11 1:57pm

Zoos are giving chimps mental illnesses

We may not be on the verge of full-on chimp rebellion, but we still might want to rethink the ethics of keeping chimps in zoos. The captive apes are showing signs of mental illnesses never seen in their wild counterparts. » 7/05/11 11:45am 7/05/11 11:45am

The most unnecessary giant monster movies of all time

Not every scifi film can star a Brobdingnagian shark or lizard. Some movies must make due with giant livestock, vermin, and apes who aren't named King Kong. Here are 10 of the most superfluous creature features ever made.


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Soviet Monkey-Human Sex Experiments Live On

In a war-torn, forgotten remnant of the Soviet Union a battered laboratory stands, housing the remnants of twisted experiments. Some of the surviving tenants — part of an attempt by the insane veterinary doctor Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov to breed a slave race of ape/human hybrids — have escaped into the surrounding… » 4/14/08 9:32am 4/14/08 9:32am