Orangutans can impersonate larger, scarier animals by altering their calls with their hands.
Humans are born communicators -- if we have something to say, we usually say it. Just visit the Internet! But another tool in our language box flies a bit under the radar: the language of touch. Julia explains how we use it and why it works.
Chimpanzee calls for banana, mango, apple and bread differ between groups, but research shows they can learn each others' dialects.
Chimpanzee calls are much more sophisticated than previously thought -- they describe preferred food and the trees they grow on.
Tool bad and Tool good might have been some of the first sentences spoken by our early ancestors, research concludes.
An orangutan has spontaneously produced human-like calls that mean, Come here and give that food to me!
Say this five times fast: She sells seashells by the seashore. Or: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. These famous tongue twisters are nothing compared to a new one created by MIT researchers who claim they've created the hardest one ever.
People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.
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