Don't Let Your Halloween Candy Kill Orangutans

Sumatra and Borneo are the only places in the world where orangutans – the so-called "red apes" – live in the wild. Both species are endangered, the Sumatran one critically so. And your Halloween candy could be, at least in part, to blame. » 10/28/14 3:52pm 10/28/14 3:52pm

Everyone's Favorite Ape Villain Could Return To Planet Of the Apes

The scariest ape to ever fire a gun while grinning may return to the Planet of the Apes franchise. Or at least director Matt Reeves really wants to leave that door open. » 9/04/14 4:00pm 9/04/14 4:00pm

Behind-The-Scenes Look At Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Is Stunning

Wow, the more we see from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the more we fall in love with it. And this behind-the-scenes video is no exception. Dammit, these apes look real! Give us this movie now! » 6/23/14 4:16pm 6/23/14 4:16pm

All The Apes Are Talking In New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Trailer

If you thought Dawn of the Planet of the Apes couldn't look much better, watch this new trailer and prepare to be proven wrong. Caesar addressing his people (who address him back), an ape playing dumb to get the drop on some idiot humans, gun-toting apes gone wild — IT HAS APE EVERYTHING. » 6/19/14 6:20am 6/19/14 6:20am

Here's How Humanity Falls In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Been confused as to how the apes seen at the end of Rise of the Planet of Apes have managed to decimate the human race before the beginning of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Wonder no longer, as this short featurette focuses on the real killer — the Simian Flu. » 6/13/14 12:30pm 6/13/14 12:30pm

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Reveals The Human Behind the Ape

Check out this gorgeous behind-the-scenes footage from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This modern day adaptation's beautiful work of performance capture still continues to amaze us. Plus, get to meet a few of the new apes! » 5/21/14 6:40am 5/21/14 6:40am

10 Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Pics Raise Expectations Even Higher

We cannot wait for the next Apes movie to hit theaters. Today, 10 new images from the production were released to the masses, and dammit if these gun-toting apes don't look gorgeous. So much tension, so many primates! Can't waaaait! » 4/09/14 7:30am 4/09/14 7:30am

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

First Look at the Ape Headquarters in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A whole host of new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes pictures has revealed what happened after the Apes took the Golden Gate Bridge. Including a first look at the primate HQ, where the apes have apparently learned how to use fire, and created their own language. » 1/22/14 2:20pm 1/22/14 2:20pm

What killed off the world's largest apes?

At 10 feet tall and up to 1,200 pounds, the aptly-named Gigantopithecus blacki were the largest apes the world has ever seen. These beasts went extinct some 100,000 years ago, and surprisingly, they may have been taken down by a diet that was too rich in fruit. » 1/14/14 2:40pm 1/14/14 2:40pm

This is the most disturbing animal behavior David Attenborough has seen

Yesterday, naturalist Sir David Attenborough participated in a reddit AMA, answering questions from the reddit community. One thing that he revealed during the Q&A was the most upsetting thing he has witnessed in his career: chimpanzees hunting monkeys. » 1/09/14 11:40am 1/09/14 11:40am

First Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer is absolutely chilling

Here it is the VERY first trailer for the brand new movie in the Planet of the Apes franchise. And things are not looking good for the human species... excellent. » 12/18/13 6:55am 12/18/13 6:55am

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

Are gorillas left-handed or right-handed?

Sometimes it seems clear that scientists are just using experiments as a way to get close to cute animals. This seems particularly the case of the multiple handedness experiments that have been carried out on primates over the years. Find out which hand gorillas would write with, if they could write. » 3/01/13 6:10pm 3/01/13 6:10pm

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

When chimps have a midlife crisis

While they're perhaps less likely to take up paragliding or get an ill-advised tattoo, it appears that other primates suffer from midlife crises just like Homo sapiens. A new study of chimps and orangutans found that they have a major dip in well-being during their middle years. » 11/23/12 7:00am 11/23/12 7:00am

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