Read our COVID-19 research and news.


Chimps could beat your kid in rock-paper-scissors

Humans now face an unlikely opponent in an interspecific game of rock-paper-scissors—chimpanzees, Daily Mail reports. Researchers have discovered that seven chimps in Kyoto, Japan, of different ages and sexes, were able to learn how to play the game just as well as 4-year-old children. Although it might take a chimp longer to learn the game, they’re intellectually capable of making quick decisions and recognizing the appropriate relationships between each hand signal, the team reports in Primates.

Latest News