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Three chimpanzees sit in a tree, one is reaching out to another

Great ape gestures

Humans retain an understanding of gestures made by other great apes, according to a new study by St Andrews researchers.

Two chimpanzees looking directly at the camera, leaves in the foreground

All in the family

Researchers have shown that wild chimpanzees tend to look like their family members and some relationships are easier to detect. 

Do you speak extra-terrestrial?

A new international research hub will coordinate global expertise to prepare humanity for when we discover we are not alone in the cosmos.