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May 13, 2015 12:25 PM ET // AFP
Skype Translator preview debuted late last year, but was invitation-only. Not anymore.
Apr 28, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Translation of monkey speak reveals that at least some of our fellow primates communicate a lot about leopards, birds of prey and falling tree branches.
Apr 20, 2015 08:50 AM ET // AFP
Users select drawings and photos of various figures, situations, emotions or ideas, and combine them with color, sound, and text to create a message.
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.
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