Andy Serkis Built a New World for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

What has happened to the mighty leader of the apes since we last saw him in Rise of the Planet of the Apes? In our exclusive interview with Apes star Andy Serkis, the man behind the primate reveals all the details behind Caesar's new world order — plus more information on his next feature Jungle Book! » 3/28/14 10:45am 3/28/14 10:45am

The First Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Clip Gave Us Chills

Fox took the stage at CinemaCon, with one of the most impressive movie rollouts we've seen thus far. We saw a massive chunk of X-Men Days Of Future Past (more on that in a bit) — but more importantly, we saw the first ever clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and it is absolutely stunning. Spoilers ahead. » 3/27/14 12:36pm 3/27/14 12:36pm

The Mysterious Tool-Making Culture Shared by Crows and Humans

Many animal species use tools, from insects, elephants and sea urchins to apes, badgers and octopuses, but there are only two animals who make hooks to catch food: humans and crows. Why we both do this is a mystery — and unraveling it could explain the reasons why tool use evolved in the first place. » 11/07/13 12:12pm 11/07/13 12:12pm

The Mysterious Tool-Making Culture Shared by Crows and Humans

Many animal species use tools, from insects, elephants and sea urchins to apes, badgers and octopuses, but there are only two animals who make hooks to catch food: humans and crows. Why we both do this is a mystery — and unraveling it could explain the reasons why tool use evolved in the first place. » 11/07/13 8:39am 11/07/13 8:39am

Fossils reveal the evolutionary split between monkeys and apes

Scientists have discovered fossils of two newfound primate species, dating back to 25 million years ago. One fossil belongs to the group that contains great apes (hominids), while the other is from the group that includes Old World monkeys. The discovery may mark the moment when our primate ancestors first diverged… » 5/16/13 11:40am 5/16/13 11:40am

Did fist fighting change the course of human evolution?

The human hand is a beautiful product of evolution. Each one a finely crafted arrangement of 27 bones, our hands are among the most dexterous in the animal kingdom, and are every bit as capable of threading a needle as they are grasping the oar of a canoe. But newly published findings suggest our palms and fingers may… » 12/20/12 1:20pm 12/20/12 1:20pm

Could a robot gorilla be more useful than a humanoid one?

There's a pretty fascinating stuff. Robot designer Davide Faconti was working on a robot for DARPA's robotic design challenge, which had to be capable of "driving a vehicle, opening doors, climbing ladders, and using tools." But after working for a while on a humanoid robot, Faconti's team switched to an ape robot… » 7/17/12 3:09pm 7/17/12 3:09pm