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Animals’ cultural lifestyles can influence evolution

Evolutionary adaptations resulting from cultural change, such as humans being able to consume dairy products, are more widespread in nature.

3 June 2019Research

Harsh environments reduce disgust

Levels of disgust drop in just days when people are exposed to a harsh environment, new research carried out at the St Andrews has found.

8 May 2019Research

Report sheds new light on the 2011 London Riots

A new report on the 2011 London Riots challenges the explanations of the riots given at the time.

31 January 2019Research

New funding for neurodegenerative research

Researchers in neurodegenerative conditions will benefit from a new funding pool administered by St Andrews.

17 January 2019Awards

New study changes the way we understand the psychology of obedience

An international collaboration involving the University of St Andrews challenges the traditional understanding of why people obey orders.

4 January 2019Research

Golden lion tamarins hear the call of the wild

Golden lion tamarins use unique vocal calls to help their offspring learn valuable life skills, according to new research.

14 December 2018University news

Chimps are users

Chimpanzees use others to get what they want, in a similar way to human beings, new research at St Andrews has found.

21 November 2018Research

Wild orangutan mothers speak up to defend kids

A team of scientists, led by St Andrews, has shown that wild orangutan mothers utilise a unique vocal phenomenon to warn their offspring.

14 November 2018Research

Young children use the same gestures as chimpanzees and gorillas

St Andrews scientists have found that young children use the same gestures as chimpanzees and gorillas.

11 September 2018Research

Male monkeys take it where they can get it

Male monkeys take it where they can get it, but female vervet monkeys take lessons only from other females.

31 August 2018Research