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September 17, 2013

 

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Can Animals Use Sign Language?

I know that gorillas and chimpanzees can learn sign language and use it to communicate. But can other animals use sign language, too?

August 12, 2013

 

A bottlenose dolphin leaps from the water.

Signature Whistles: Do Dolphins Have Names?

Scientists have found new evidence that bottlenose dolphins may address each other by name.

November 30, 2012

 

raven staring at the camera in a tree

Ravens: Einsteins Of The Bird World

Ravens are definitely tops when it comes to brain size. And now scientists believe they use objects to get attention.

November 2, 2012

 

a man sits by a group of chimps

How Similar Are Humans And Chimps?

I know that humans and chimps share something like 98 percent of our DNA. But what does this really mean?

November 15, 2011

 

thaumatrope creation

What Is A Thaumatrope?

Did you know that the thaumatrope was invented by an English physician named J. A. Paris in 1926?

September 16, 2011

 

vervet_monkey

Do Animals Secretly Talk To Each Other When People Aren’t Looking?

Researchers have found that you can tape record the various calls made by Vervet monkeys and play them back one at a time.

May 25, 2011

 

inside a protein

How Do Proteins Communicate?

Did you know that most chemical messages in your body take the form of a protein?

September 21, 2010

 

orangutan hanging out

Orangutan Charades: How Orangutans Communicate

Raspberries, kiss squeaks, and grumphs are all noises made by orangutans. Learn how orangutans communicate and use gestures.

October 30, 2009

 

shrew

Why Shrews Twitter

Why do the nearly blind, small, mouse-like animals make so much noise? The scientific discovery about shrews.

January 22, 2009

 

Crocodile with her eggs

Calling All Crocodile Eggs!

Did you know that crocodiles call from inside their eggs with a 'cheep' sound shortly before they hatch?

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