R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91
R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91
Gardner famously claimed to have taught chimpanzees to communicate with people using American Sign Language by raising them as if they were human children.
R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91
R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91

Gardner famously claimed to have taught chimpanzees to communicate with people using American Sign Language by raising them as if they were human children.

Gardner famously claimed to have taught chimpanzees to communicate with people using American Sign Language by raising them as if they were human children.

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Screams Communicate Human Emotions
Screams Communicate Human Emotions
Phil Jaekl | Jul 1, 2021
A group of self-styled screamologists are sifting through the noisiness of nonverbal human vocalizations and finding previously undemonstrated forms of communication.
A Song of Spider Silk
A Song of Spider Silk
Lisa Winter | Apr 15, 2021
Scientists from MIT reveal the hidden music in spiderwebs.
Opinion: Preprints in the Public Eye
Opinion: Preprints in the Public Eye
Jigisha Patel | Mar 18, 2021
ASAPbio has developed resources for preprint servers, institutions, scientists, and journalists to promote the responsible reporting of research in the media.
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Sarah Anderson | Dec 17, 2020
Effectively relating science to the public is a science in itself, and expertise on a topic doesn’t guarantee expertise in explaining it.
Image of the Day: Stink Flirting
Image of the Day: Stink Flirting
Amy Schleunes | Apr 17, 2020
Male lemurs secrete aldehydes from their wrist glands that may make them more attractive to females during the breeding season.
Generations of Insect Attacks Drive Plants to “Talk” Publicly
Generations of Insect Attacks Drive Plants to “Talk” Publicly
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
Goldenrods that evolved in the presence of herbivores release volatile chemicals that trigger defenses in neighboring plants of their species, even those that are genetically unrelated.
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Amy Schleunes | Jan 17, 2020
A new study shows wolf pups responding to vocal encouragement from humans.
Opinion: Why It Is Time to Make Conferences Worth It
Opinion: Why It Is Time to Make Conferences Worth It
Nicholas Rowe | Sep 26, 2019
Very little science from meetings reaches a meaningfully large audience.
Science in India’s Kashmir Valley in Jeopardy
Science in India’s Kashmir Valley in Jeopardy
Alakananda Dasgupta | Sep 24, 2019
The country’s government has imposed a communication blackout on Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost region in India, effectively cutting off scientists and students from the rest of the world.
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2019
Changes in the auditory environment as a result of herbivory could influence how animals communicate, and may have implications for sound-based monitoring of species.
Opinion: Transparency Is Critical to Defend Animal Research
Opinion: Transparency Is Critical to Defend Animal Research
Cindy Buckmaster | Apr 11, 2019
Research organizations should start sharing with the public information, stories, photos, and videos on how animals are cared for and used in science.
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Kari Fischer | Feb 11, 2019
A recent meeting about the disconnect between scientific and public beliefs points to ways researchers can improve how they communicate with skeptics.
Image of the Day: Pain or O-Face?
Image of the Day: Pain or O-Face?
Jef Akst | Oct 10, 2018
Expressions of pain and orgasm are distinguishable, study finds.
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2018
Studying electrical communication in the wild requires braving the Amazon jungle with sensitive equipment.
Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2018
The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
Mary Bates | Sep 22, 2017
In a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.