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Lucy’s brain was part of the monkey, part of the human

Scans the Australopithecus afarensis Skull.image:: Philipp Gunz, MPI EVA Leipzig The famous The 3.2 million year old Lucy specimen has fascinated scientists since it was discovered in 1974. Lucy was a member of the species Australopithecus afarensiswho walked upright and probably used tools. New scans from the inside Australopithecus Skulls show that these extinct hominins surprisingly had ape-like brains that …

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Secrets of the biggest monkey that ever lived

Image Author Prof. Wei Wang Caption Little is known about the monkey, as only a few fossils are known, including this jawbone A fossil tooth, left by the largest living monkey, sheds new light on the evolution of monkeys. Gigantopithecus blacki is supposed to be almost three meters high and tilt the scales at 600 kg. ] Surprisingly, scientists have …

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Scientists reveal the brain structure of a 20 million year old monkey

The monkey skull. Photo: AMNH / N. Wong and M. Ellison Paleontologists using CT scanners have discovered the structure of a 20 million-year-old primate brain thanks to an extremely well preserved fossil skull. Understanding the Development of Our Wildly Complex Human Brain It's not easy, and there are no old brains that just sit in the dirt to compare with. …

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The world's smallest fossil monkey in the Amazon jungle

These fossil sediments along the Alto Madre de Dios in southern Peru have produced hundreds of fossilized teeth and bones. Photo credit: Wout Salenbien, Duke University A team of Peruvian and American scientists has discovered the 18 million year old remains of the smallest fossil monkey ever found. A fossilized tooth in the Peruvian Amazon jungle belongs to a new …

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Found fossilized remains of a 4 million year old monkey

A research team from around the world has discovered the fossil remains of a monkey living in Kenya 4.2 million years ago. Known as Nanopithecus browni this monkey is the "smallest old world" "monkey" ever discovered and weighs only 2 to 3 pounds, similar to a cottontail rabbit. It is also the size of today's Talapoin monkey, which is distributed …

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A Neural Net Hooked Up to Monkey Brain Spat Out Bizarre Images

MonkeyVision MonkeyVision In a strange new experiment, scientists at Harvard hooked a monkey's brain to a neural net and tried to stimulate individual neurons responsible for recognizing faces. Eventually, the AI ​​system learned to generate images that would trigger individual brain cells without having any of their neighbors, according to to The Atlantic . These images often took the form …

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Chinese scientists put human brain genes into a monkey – BGR

Everything we know about evolution tells us that humans have ancestors of primates and that the development of our complex brain has allowed humans to follow the path we are on today. It is something that scientists in China are tackling in a revolutionary and frightening way to see what changes in the brain of primates have made our Evolution …

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Missing link found? In Africa found 22 million year old monkey species

A fossil pine tree of the recently discovered ancient world man named Alophia. It is 22 million years old. The teeth of a new fossil monkey uncovered in the Badlands in northwestern Kenya help fill a 6-million-year gap in the evolution of Old World monkeys, according to a study by American and Kenyan scientists published in the Proceedings the National …

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China's latest monkey cloning tests are considered "monstrous."

A screen grabber of the five cloned monkeys. (Credit: Science China Press) China's recent monkey cloning experiment has provoked outrage and has been classified as "monstrous" by animal welfare officers. Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have cloned five monkey babies from a single donor with genes whose genes were pathogenic. The Chinese scientists …

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