07 May '11, 12pm

Chimps Are Self Aware: Chimpanzees are self-aware and can anticipate the impact of their actions on the environm...

Chimps Are Self Aware: Chimpanzees are self-aware and can anticipate the impact of their actions on the environm...

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Full article: http://www.enn.com/sci-tech/article/42663

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