The Kindness of Strangers, Chimpanzee Edition

By Carl Zimmer | August 8, 2011 5:31 pm

In tomorrow’s New York Times, I take a look at a new study on the generosity of chimpanzees. Check it out. (And also check out Ed Yong’s take at Not Exactly Rocket Science.)

[Image courtesy of Frans de Waal]


Comments (3)

  1. John Kubie

    Sounds like the Emory group (deWaals) and the Max Planck group (Tomasselo) don’t agree. Pass the popcorn.

  2. Dr Obligatory Simpsons

    I am not sure I am gonna like the article, after all, I hate every ape I see, from chimpan-a to chimpan-z .

  3. Ginger Yellow

    Are the Planck folks going to try to replicate the study? Perhaps doing the control first?


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