September 3, 2013 Even infants too young to discern the meaning of words seem better able to learn while listening to the sound of human speech than while listening to nonsense — speech run backward. Little surprise there, perhaps, but a study shows that recordings of lemur calls spark learning, too.
August 15, 2013 The first time a child moves away from home can be tough on parents. Commentator Barbara J. King asks whether our closest animal relatives, monkeys and apes, also feel powerful emotions when their offspring leave the nest.
April 20, 2012 Humans and other primates have been omnivores for some time, which may have given us an evolutionary edge over strictly meat or plant eaters, a new study shows. It may have also prompted us to wean our babies faster, another study says.