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2013-09-05 23:20:21

Fauna Foundation in Chambly, Quebec, a sanctuary for chimpanzees, most retired from a U.S. laboratory, is pleased to announce two new residents, Tatu and Loulis.

Young Children Understand Grammar, Chimps Don’t
2013-04-11 08:08:57

While chimps simply mimic language patterns, children as young as two years old understand basic grammar rules and are not simply imitating adults as they first learn to speak, according to a new study.

2009-10-12 06:00:00

BLAINE, Minn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Washoe County School District (WCSD) in Reno, Nev., serving 63,300 students, has selected Infinite Campus as its district-wide student information system.

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2007-11-01 08:39:20

Washoe, a female chimpanzee said to be the first non-human to acquire human language, has died of natural causes at the research institute where she was kept.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.