When did language originate? It’s a tricky question to answer. We can’t go back in time. We can’t even look at “fossilized brains” to see how they worked. So how can we understand the origins of language? Scientists have a few ways to do this. One way is to scan the brains of living animals […]
One day a few years ago, zombees were discovered in San Francisco. No, not zombies. No brains were eaten, or undead reanimated. We’re talking about zombees. This is an affliction currently affecting honeybees in North America. These bees have their bodies hijacked by a parasite that slowly eats them from the inside out. As these […]
Science is all around us, but sometimes, it is easy to be intimidated by the formulas, math, and terminology. That’s why today’s guest, Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune (or Minu for short), goes about teaching science using things we see in everyday life and things we can relate to – namely, animals. Growing up in India, she had […]
Are humans the only species that use language? Perhaps not. Today we talk to Jeremy Karnowski from the University of California at San Diego, who talks about how dolphins communicate, how they can call to each other by name, and even answering the question – do dolphins gossip?