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World Without 'America'
Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza and Prof. Michael Eric Dyson debate D'Souza's new film "America."
Rapper Killer Mike Compares Bernie Sanders to Jesus
Rapper and activist Killer Mike became the most recent celebrity to introduce presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders onstage at one of the campaign’s mega-rallies Monday evening, saying the hopeful's campaign "lines up" "next to the words of Jesus Christ." The rapper, who admits he has a “flare for
Off the depth chart
LATELY IT SEEMS everything in John Moffitt 's life has acquired a veneer of existential drama. There is nothing easy, nothing unexamined, nothing remotely as basic as putting his hand in the dirt and driving his head and body into another human being. Case in point: the simple question of whether
'Project Nim': Chimp Raised by Humans Died of 'Broken Heart'
Nim, a baby chimpanzee, was taken screaming from his sedated mother days after his birth in 1973 at the Institute for Primate Studies in Oklahoma, then given to a large New York City family to be raised among humans. Nim Chimpsky, named with some irony for the MIT linguist Noam Chomsky, was part of
'Real World' Stars: Where Are They Now?
Puck Lands in Jail, Kevin Powell Ran for Congress, Trishelle Went From Partying to Poker
Dolphins Reported Talking Whale in Their Sleep
Freud’s ‘Royal Road to the Unconscious’ May Have Surfaced at a Pool in France Nature’s Edge Notebook #15 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions News has come from France that some captive-born dolphins there have been recorded “talking in their sleep” — and talking in Whale,...
How Would a Prairie Dog Describe You? Thin? Short? Just Ask One
Dr. Doolittle computers talking to prairie dogs and dolphins turn up astonishing complexity of thought – but is it like ours? Nature’s Edge Notebook #14 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions Computers able to detect and analyze micro-vibrations and tones that are out of reach ...
Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Day
1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese bomber planes launched a major attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. Over 2,000 Americans were killed in the raid, and five of the eight American battleships stationed there were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor is...
How Do Babies Learn to Talk?
One of the unique talents that mark us as humans is our ability to express our thoughts to others in a way that can be understood, even if the subject is complex and abstract. Thus it is not surprising that scholars have struggled for centuries to understand how an infant can learn language in an