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Introducing Communications Biology

Introducing Communications Biology

The titles of our three new Communications journals reflect our position within the Nature Research family of journals. We launched the journals to fulfill a specific need for broad but selective open access journals for researchers who wish to publish Read more…


The Language of Birds

The Language of Birds

Listen! The world is full of sounds. [Laughing] [Airplane noise] [Symphony tuning up] M any sounds are familiar to us [phone rings] and when they’re familiar [phone rings] you know what to do when you hear them. [phone rings] Hello? Read more…


The magical science of storytelling | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholm

The magical science of storytelling | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholm

Translator: Florencia Bracamonte Reviewer: Tanya Cushman In 2009, a man, a journalist by the name Rob Walker, wanted to find out this: Is storytelling really the most powerful tool of all? And in order to do this, he went on Read more…


9 Weird Ways Animals Communicate

*Title Theme* You learned it in picture books and preschool. Cats meow, dogs bark and ducks quack. But not all animals use such obvious methods of communication. And some of them are downright weird. From ultrasound to head-banging to piles Read more…


Could we speak the language of dolphins? | Denise Herzing

Could we speak the language of dolphins? | Denise Herzing

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Well, now we’re going to the Bahamas to meet a remarkable group of dolphins that I’ve been working with in the wild for the last 28 years. Now I’m interested in dolphins because of Read more…


23. Language

23. Language

In Da Club – Membranes & Transport: Crash Course Biology #5

In Da Club – Membranes & Transport: Crash Course Biology #5

Oh, hey! I didn’t see you up there. How long have you been waiting in this line? I’ve been here for like 15 minutes and it’s freaking freezing out here I mean, whose banana do you gotta peel in order Read more…


Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity

Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity

Each of you possesses the most powerful, dangerous and subversive trait that natural selection has ever devised. It’s a piece of neural audio technology for rewiring other people’s minds. I’m talking about your language, of course, because it allows you Read more…


Stanford researchers discover new type of cell communication

Stanford researchers discover new type of cell communication

Spirostomum is a pretty bizarre cell. You can see it with the naked eye. You don’t say that about single cells on an everyday basis. We’re talking about 4 millimeters. I think what’s surprising about working out in nature is Read more…


Can Apes Really “Talk” To Humans?

Can Apes Really “Talk” To Humans?

There’s a long history of humans trying to get apes to talk to them But will we ever get close to a true conversation? Scientific efforts to talk to animals have often focused on the great apes our closest, cleverest Read more…