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Mar 18, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Orangutans can impersonate larger, scarier animals by altering their calls with their hands.
Feb 5, 2015 03:30 AM ET
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.
Feb 5, 2015 12:01 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Chimpanzee calls for banana, mango, apple and bread differ between groups, but research shows they can learn each others' dialects.
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.
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