Discovery of oldest primate skeleton helps chart early evolution of humans, apes

An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of the world's oldest known fossil primate skeleton, an animal that lived about 55 million years ago and was even smaller than today's smallest primate, the pygmy mouse lemur.

Apes get mid-life crises too

They don't buy a sports car or get Botox - but it appears that chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis just as humans do.

These apes are helium-breathing operatic sopranos

A team of Japanese researchers have discovered that singing apes use the same vocal techniques as professional human soprano singers.

On Andy Serkis, Apes and the Oscars

Strong box office earnings have done little to discourage rumors that Andy Serkis could potentially be nominated for an Oscar due to his impressive performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.