Los Angeles Times

These monkeys surprised scientists by sharing even more when no one was looking

Marmoset monkeys exist on a branch of the evolutionary tree that is distinct from the one that led to humans. But these fellow primates consistently astonish researchers with social behavior that seems, well, pretty highly evolved.

Marmosets engage in rigorously polite patterns of communication and do not talk over or interrupt each other. Though territorial, they are so inquisitive that they will watch videos of marmosets they do not know and

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times2 min readSociety
Editorial: Congress Is Rushing To Make The CIA Less Accountable
It's already a crime to identify a covert intelligence agent or confidential informant working overseas. But even though the law has only been used twice in 37 years - and even though no persuasive case has been made that it needs to be toughened or
Los Angeles Times4 min read
'Lion King' To Bolster Disney's Box Office Dominance
LOS ANGELES - The Walt Disney Co. doesn't have to wait to be king, unlike the little cub Simba. But the release of its latest remake, "The Lion King," should further cement the company's rule at the box office. Disney's high-tech re-imagining of its
Los Angeles Times4 min read
After Santa Anita Horse Deaths, Uncertainty Clouds The Del Mar Summer Racing Season
LOS ANGELES - To understand how this year has been like no other in California horse racing, look at the cover of the Del Mar Owners-Trainers-Jockeys 2019 source book. There in the bottom left corner is a picture of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer giving