Counting To Two

We grow up believing numbers are a universal language. People living in different countries with different cultures and languages can still agree that 2+2=4. However, this is not true of everyone sharing our planet. There are some people who don’t use the same counting system as us, such as the Pirahã. They are a tribe […]

Deciphering the language of dolphins

Dr Stephanie King and Dr Vincent Janik from the University of St Andrews’ Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), have made a tantalising breakthrough after 10 years of research on trying to understand the language of dolphins – could mankind in a not-so-distant future actually communicate with another species? Dr King’s and Dr Janik’s research on […]

Study shows striking similarities between human and monkey brain

Still in disbelief that we share a common ancestor with primates? There is less and less room for doubt, now, as scientists announce that we possess a unique region of the brain that is found nowhere else in the animal kingdom, but in primates! Upon analysis of 25 human and macaque brains, scientists had a […]

Preparing for Take Off

Katie prepares herself for her relocation to Shanghai.

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