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Chimpanzees learn by looking

Chimps learn by watching each other, according to research from St Andrews and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) in distance at sunset in Svalbard, Norway, in April

The quest for enlichenment

While Rudolph’s red nose may help guide Santa’s sleigh, it’s a reindeer’s excellent night vision that allows them to locate their dinner.

Have you had jamais vu?

A study into the phenomenon of looking at a familiar word until it seems strange has won a scientific research award.

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.

Chimpanzee 'social media'

Scientists have shown that chimpanzees in Uganda’s Budongo Forest have their own signature style when drumming on trees.