Jon Cohen

Jul. 29, 2011

Teaching A Chimp To Speak In ‘Project Nim’

A new documentary looks at a controversial 1970s experiment to teach a chimpanzee sign language.

chimp, language, brain, development, ethics

Sep. 24, 2010

Almost Chimpanzee

Rather than focusing on how similar humans are to chimpanzees, can more be learned by examining how we're different?

chimpanzee human genetics

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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