08 Aug '11, 11pm

Rise of the Apes? Primatologist Plans School Where Apes Learn English

Rise of the Apes? Primatologist Plans School Where Apes Learn English

According to a report from the Malaysia Star , the world-famous primate expert was in Borneo last week to propose what would be the first of its kind orangutan language study center in the primate's native habitat. Using some basic learning tools along with a language-teaching supercomputer she helped develop, Dr. Neago says orangutans can acquire the ability to read and spell hundreds of English words after a few months of living with a teacher for 24 hours a day -- because they really want to. "[Orangutans] love to learn and want to express themselves. They are very intelligent, they are just like normal children, but a bit different," Neago tells The Star . "It is a unique programme. People should know how important it is. We can also get volunteers and students to come here to study," Neago is hoping to be granted permission from wildlife authorities to establish her E...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/primatologist-pla...

Tweets

Gorilla Fund CEO talks Rise of the Planet of the Apes: via @ecorazzi

Gorilla Fund CEO talks Rise of the Planet of th...

ecorazzi.com 08 Aug '11, 2pm

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes ‘ has been getting a lot of praise from animal advocates for its use of computer-generated...

An arena for rock gods Syed Hyder, School Invas...

todayonline.com 08 Aug '11, 11pm

You know what they say about how going to a rock show could, like, dude, totally change your life? Well, that's exactly wh...

Back to School Saving: We all like to save money but with back to school season the kids want new back to school...

Back to School Saving: We all like to save mone...

greenandcleanmom.org 15 Aug '11, 1am

Pre-Order My Mommy is a Blogger 5 years ago I went through leadership training with my local chamber and we had to create ...

What wind turbines can learn from fish:

grist.org 09 Aug '11, 5pm

Wind turbines are loners. They need to give each other space to be effective. But a new design for wind farms , using a di...

Just got back home from school!

Just got back home from school!

typicalben.blogspot.com 11 Aug '11, 8am

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Just got back home from school! Will blog again soon! Super busy! (Taken via webcam) -o-" ♥ Blog...

Many school supplies contain PVC, lead and other chemicals. Find safer, less toxic school supplies with this guide.

Many school supplies contain PVC, lead and othe...

inhabitots.com 08 Aug '11, 5pm

If you’re concerned about toxic school supplies, well, you should be. There’s plenty to be concerned about. For example, T...

Why can Mara teach Maths and Science in English...

blog.limkitsiang.com 10 Aug '11, 4am

G Vinod Free Malaysia Today August 10, 2011 The government wants to abolish the teaching of Maths and Science in English n...

Hey! Pls help to :) Be an apprentice & get ment...

noisesingapore.com 11 Aug '11, 1am

TAP is for all serious hobbyists and aspiring artists out there! If you are interested in design, illustration or photogra...

Greenroofs.com’s “This Week in Review” on GreenroofsTV: August 12, 2011: Each week you can expect to learn What’...

Greenroofs.com’s “This Week in Review” on Green...

greenroofs.com 13 Aug '11, 9pm

- Our project of the week is the BCIT Green Roof Research Facility built in 2003 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. T...

What Your Company Can Learn From the Green Perc...

greenbiz.com 12 Aug '11, 12pm

Last week, Interbrand released its inaugural list of the Best Global Green Brands of 2011 following Newsweek by a couple o...

Snaps to @NeilHumphreys for his piece on London riots - brings economics and cultural issues together very well...

Snaps to @NeilHumphreys for his piece on London...

miostadium.com 11 Aug '11, 6am

When I was 17, I participated in a genuine protest. It did not involve rioting or looting. The only thing I stole that day...