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Gilead's Remdesivir prevented lung disease in macaque monkeys infected with coronavirus: Study
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Gilead's Remdesivir prevented lung disease in macaque monkeys infected with coronavirus: Study

The antiviral drug, Remdesivir is the first drug shown to be effective against COVID-19 in human trials.

Animal testing: Scientists test several candidates on ferrets, monkeys in hopes of making a safe COVID-19 vaccine
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Animal testing: Scientists test several candidates on ferrets, monkeys in hopes of making a safe COVID-19 vaccine

Ferrets develop a fever and they also cough and sneeze, infecting each other much as people do.

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Monitoring Delhi's monkey business: Will a census, professional mimics help tackle growing primate population?
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Monitoring Delhi's monkey business: Will a census, professional mimics help tackle growing primate population?

Monkeys straying into human settlements, primarily in search of food, are causing disturbances, even attacking humans. This has been an ongoing problem in Delhi and the government has planned a census of the monkey population in the city, for area-wise identification and tackling of the issue.

From stealthy chimps, smart orca whales to farmer leafcutter ants, animals do better as community than humans
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From stealthy chimps, smart orca whales to farmer leafcutter ants, animals do better as community than humans

Once animals are grouped, a mechanism comes into play that makes living in a group efficient

Scientists have reconstructed skeleton of prehistoric girl from 70,000 years ago
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Scientists have reconstructed skeleton of prehistoric girl from 70,000 years ago

The skeleton reconstructed belongs to a 13-year-old girl whose DNA was found in her pinky finger.

Chimpanzees are being forced to live in forest 'ghettos' because of human expansion
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Chimpanzees are being forced to live in forest 'ghettos' because of human expansion

The chimps' main threat is habitat loss & Africa's 1.2 billion human population is expected to double by mid-century.

From avian vomitologist, gross stunt testers and snake venom collectors, strange jobs which involve wild animals not only risk them but also humans
India

From avian vomitologist, gross stunt testers and snake venom collectors, strange jobs which involve wild animals not only risk them but also humans

From avian vomitologists, langur kidnappers and gross stunt testers, there is more than one strange job in the world which involves wild animals.

Like humans do: Bonobo mothers meddle in their sons' love-lives, push for grandkids
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Like humans do: Bonobo mothers meddle in their sons' love-lives, push for grandkids

They use their power and status to ensure their son gets the best mate, ignoring their daughters.

Monkeys injected with human brain genes grew 'intelligent' in controversial study
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Monkeys injected with human brain genes grew 'intelligent' in controversial study

The monkeys also performed significantly better in short-term memory tests & reaction time.

Monkeys kill two people in Agra: Culling, trans-locating or sterilising primates won't end animal-human conflicts
India

Monkeys kill two people in Agra: Culling, trans-locating or sterilising primates won't end animal-human conflicts

The Wildlife SOS, who have been given the task of capturing and sterilising monkeys, has sterilised 500 monkeys as of now. The sterilisation of one monkey costs around Rs 3,200 to 3,500.

Sheepish facial recognition: Sheep can recognise Barack Obama, Emma Watson from photographs
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Sheepish facial recognition: Sheep can recognise Barack Obama, Emma Watson from photographs

A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognise human faces from photographs on computer screens.

World's primates facing danger of becoming extinct, says new report
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World's primates facing danger of becoming extinct, says new report

Gorillas, monkeys and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct. Scientists say it's our fault that our closest living relatives are in trouble.

SC refuses to hold three notifications allowing culling of Nilgai, wild boars and monkeys
India

SC refuses to hold three notifications allowing culling of Nilgai, wild boars and monkeys

The Supreme Court on Monday asked an animal rights activist and other organisations to point out to the Central government flaws in its notifications permitting the culling of nilgais, wild boars and rhesus monkeys in Bihar, Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Bengaluru's oppressive heat: Water sprinklers help animals in Bannerghatta zoo cool off
India

Bengaluru's oppressive heat: Water sprinklers help animals in Bannerghatta zoo cool off

Bengaluru is going through a heat wave and severe water shortage, how best do the animals cope?

The Maneka Gandhi column: Busting the 'menace' myth about animals calls for a scientific approach
India

The Maneka Gandhi column: Busting the 'menace' myth about animals calls for a scientific approach

If Himachal and Kerala would only listen, we could create a more real set of “menaces” that could occupy press conferences

Problems with street-level Wi-Fi in India: power cuts, congestion — and monkeys
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Problems with street-level Wi-Fi in India: power cuts, congestion — and monkeys

The clash between the old world and the new is sharply in focus in the crowded 3,000-year-old holy city of Varanasi, where many devout Hindus come to die in the belief that doing so will give them salvation. Varanasi is also home to hundreds of macaque monkeys that live in its temples and are fed and venerated by devotees.

Who owns a selfie taken by a monkey? Wikipedia battle to go to court
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Who owns a selfie taken by a monkey? Wikipedia battle to go to court

Wikipedia is currently embroiled in a unique legal battle with British Photographer David Slater. The problem: Slater wants Wikipedia to take down the image of a Macaque smiling straight into the camera.

Selfie by a monkey: Why Wikipedia won't delete this one picture
Life

Selfie by a monkey: Why Wikipedia won't delete this one picture

A selfie taken by a black macaque monkey has become a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie.

Delhi: Human-langurs to scare away monkeys thronging Parliament
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Delhi: Human-langurs to scare away monkeys thronging Parliament

Venkaiah Naidu told Rajya Sabha that when it comes to tackling the monkey-menace, NDMC has hired 40 young people to impersonate langurs.