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Jan 19, 2015 07:30 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Chimpanzee calls are much more sophisticated than previously thought -- they describe preferred food and the trees they grow on.
Jan 13, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Tool bad and Tool good might have been some of the first sentences spoken by our early ancestors, research concludes.
Jan 8, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
An orangutan has spontaneously produced human-like calls that mean, Come here and give that food to me!
Dec 6, 2013 05:06 AM ET
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.
Nov 13, 2014 10:30 AM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.
Sep 19, 2014 04:35 AM ET
Chimps are smart, right? Pretty darn smart! But how come we can do the speaking thing and they can't? As ever, genes are at play in this special talent, and Tara explains what we have that chimps don't.
Sep 15, 2014 05:35 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Twitter data reveals a geographic basis for what 'filler' words people tend to use. Continue reading →
Aug 14, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Parasitic plants and their hosts may use genetic information as a language. Continue reading →
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