Newsy (Aug. 29, 2014) A new study suggests babies develop language skills more quickly if their parents imitate the babies' sounds and expressions and talk to them often.
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FORA.tv (Dec. 22, 2014) Explaining How We Differ From Our Closest Ape Relatives
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Walking upright on two legs is the hallmark of the human lineage. Understanding when ... watch video
FORA.tv (May 13, 2013) Does Social Engagement Have a Genetic Root?
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Innovation is critical for both individual and evolutionary success, but creative ... watch video
Reuters (Sep. 25, 2013) A tiger moth native to the deserts of Arizona has developed a highly evolved sonar jamming system it uses to fend of attacks by hungry bats. The discovery, described in a paper published in the ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 3, 2012) A squid that lives deep in the northern Pacific Ocean has evolved a lizard-like approach to self-defence. The foot-long octopus squid (Octopoteuthis deletron), jettisons its arms when confronted by a ... watch video
May 21, 2015 A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun ... read more
May 22, 2015 Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or ... read more
May 21, 2015 Bacteria that live in the guts of cicadas have split into many separate but interdependent species in a strange evolutionary phenomenon that leaves them reliant on a bloated ... read more
Jan. 4, 2015 Being monogamous is an advantage for mantis shrimp, helping them to avoid predators, new research shows. A study shows that social monogamy, where one lives and shares resources with a single partner ... read more
July 29, 2013 Social monogamy, where one breeding female and one breeding male are closely associated with each other over several breeding seasons, appears to have evolved as a mating strategy, new research ... read more
May 31, 2012 Humans, fish and frogs share neural circuits responsible for a diversity of social behavior, from flashy mating displays to aggression and monogamy, that have existed for more than 450 million years, ... read more