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The Ultimate Animal Experience? Losing A Memory Quiz To A Chimp

You've swum with dolphins, ridden camels, stalked tigers. Now, try taking a memory test with a chimp — and losing. It's fun, humbling and mind-boggling.




On-Air This Week: Race

Radiolab asks what race is, and whether it's fixed or fluid, genes or culture? Listen to the surprising answers on a station near you.

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Can It Be? Parrots Name Their Children, And Those Names, Like Ours, Stick For Life

"Oh Romeo, oh Romeo," cried Juliet. Being human, she and her boyfriend had names. Is there any other animal that does this? Has names for each other? Oddly enough, yes!


The Power Of Poop: A Whale Story

Whales are famous for spouts and blowholes. Turns out there's another whale opening that's just as important, but I'm too polite to mention it.

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Hey! Don't I Know You?

Face-blindess affects about two percent of the world's population, but just how hard is it to recognize a face? Take this handy-dandy video quiz to get a sense of your face recognition skills.

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'Oh, Hello,' Says Andrew, As He Suddenly Grabs You By The Leg Or Neck

There it is: a wild animal, lurking. Here's Andrew, darting so fast, using his bare hands — and bingo! Suddenly, he's holding the animal. He doesn't use weapons — just his lightning-quick reflexes.

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The List Of Animals Who Can Truly, Really Dance Is Very Short. Who's On It?

YouTube is chock full of cats, gophers, dogs and chimps who are supposed to be dancing. But they're not. Biologists say the list of "true" dancers is extremely small. We're on it. But guess who else?

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Last week we presented one mind-blowing way to fight against mosquito-borne illness. There are others ... 

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