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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

Mar. 09, 2012

Gorilla Genome Sheds Light On Human Evolution

A study in Nature finds that gorillas are more like humans than previously thought.

gorilla, dna, genome, genetics

Feb. 12, 2010

Jane Goodall

Ira talks with primatologist Jane Goodall, 50 years after her first encounters with the chimpanzees of the Gombe.

goodall, gombe, chimps, chimpanzees

Sep. 11, 2009

Primate Music

There's research on whales singing and birds dancing, but what about monkeys and apes? In this segment, we'll look at the musical abilities of our fellow primates.

music, art, monkeys, apes

Feb. 22, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Visits “Gorillas in the Mist”

Dian Fossey’s classic account of her fieldwork is on the reading list this month.

Dian Fossey, fieldwork, gorillas, primates, chimpanzees, jane goodall, poaching, primatology

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Another Reason To Spike That Eggnog

\tIt is a question on the minds of many people this season: will adding alcohol to the homemade eggnog safeguard against salmonella? To find out, Science Friday teamed up with eggnog expert and microbiologist Vince Fischetti, who agreed to run some tests in his lab at The Rockefeller University. What did you think of the video?

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