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All Posts Tagged With: "apes"

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Program Two: So Human, So Chimp: Video: Full Episode

Alan Alda explores how much humans and chimps have in common, and what sets us apart. Watch the full episode now.

Jan 12th, 2010 | 35 comments

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In the News: What Does Ape Behavior Say About Us?

Scientists are attacking the question of how we became human from a number of new directions – in addition to analyzing the evidence of ancient fossils.

Sep 18th, 2009 | 6 comments

Spark Blog: The Science Behind Why Chimps Are Not Pets

Researcher Brian Hare is an advocate for eliminating the chimpanzee pet trade. In the wake of the chimp attack, Brian explains the science behind his stance.

Mar 6th, 2009 | 2 comments

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In the News: Nobel Conference – Who Were the First Humans?

Gustavus Adolphus College hosted a conference last October focused squarely on the idea of “The Human Spark.” We've met with many of the speakers.

Feb 24th, 2009 | 2 comments

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In the News: Why Your Voice Is Quieter Than an Orangutan’s

All great apes, including humans, have vocal tract air sacs that they use to call out loud. Ours have evolved to be smaller than the other apes’, leaving them with louder voices.

Aug 25th, 2008 | Comments Off

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In the News: Rethinking the Boundaries of “Human Rights”

There are big differences between apes and humans, but we do share the majority of our DNA and other characteristics. Should some "human rights" extend to our great ape cousins?

Aug 16th, 2008 | Comments Off

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Can Apes Really Talk?

This video presents a reporter's visit to the Great Ape Trust, where apes communicate with researchers with a lexigram. But is this really language?

Aug 6th, 2008 | Comments Off

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