Elbein: “The monkeys — long-tailed macaques — seem to have made their artifacts by accident, not by design. But in many ways, that only makes the finding more disruptive.”
Researchers: Human neurons mature more slowly than those of chimpanzees and macaques
Interesting but not really a surprise because humans mature more slowly generally and live longer. No big news here that accounts for human uniqueness.
Eric Holloway: Are transgenic monkeys – with some human genes – partly human?
Holloway: Of course, the real question is, what is the dividing line between animals and humans? At least, it is not memory or processing speed.