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Judges ‘will not entertain’ legal bid seeking personhood for chimpanzees

Three US judges have rejected lawsuits demanding that chimpanzees be recognized as people with fundamental rights, an animal charity said Tuesday. The Nonhuman Rights Project petitioned three courts in New York State in a bid to have the four chimpanzees moved to a sanctuary where they could live out the…

Republican candidate: Evolution false because chimps can’t talk

The Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia believes that biological evolution is false because chimpanzees cannot speak like humans do. BuzzFeed revealed on Tuesday that E.W. Jackson made the claim in Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life, a book he published in 2008. In the book, he noted that…

Is sharing the key to advanced society?

WASHINGTON — The ability to share knowledge and learn from each other may be the key difference between people and chimpanzees that helped humans to dominate the modern world, scientists suggested on Thursday. The research in the journal Science aimed to discover what has allowed humans to establish what is…

New limits on chimpanzee research in the U.S.

The leading US medical research agency has said it would review all government-funded experiments on chimpanzees after an independent panel of experts urged strict limits on their use in biomedical research. The head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Francis Collins, said he agreed with the findings of the…

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