Rocky spent his first few years raised by people, and is particularly attuned to human speech and behavior, researchers say. But his remarkable ability to learn and match human pitch and common sounds of speech surprised them. Mark Kaser/Courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo hide caption

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Orangutan's Vocal Feats Hint At Deeper Roots of Human Speech

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Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge — say, by sneaking spinach into smoothies -- sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all. Alex Reynolds/NPR hide caption

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Some Plaque To Build A Theory On: Did Humans And Neanderthals Kiss?

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Malcolm Gladwell: Do More Choices Make Us Happier?

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Sheena Iyengar: Why Are Some Choices So Paralyzing?

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Ruth Chang: How Can Making Hard Choices Empower Us?

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Dan Ariely: When Are Our Decisions Made For Us?

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Michael Stevens: How Do You Find Smart Answers to Quirky Questions?

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Naomi Oreskes: Why Should We Believe In Science?

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Kevin Jones: Can Embracing Uncertainty Lead To Better Medicine?

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Liz Coleman: How Do We Teach College Students To Ask Big Questions?

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Eric Haseltine: Can The Past Guide Us To Future Scientific Breakthroughs?

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An illustration from 1875 depicts the survivors of the frigate Cospatrick, which caught fire off South Africa's Cape of Good Hope in November 1874. Of more than 470 people on board, just three ultimately survived, and they were reduced to cannibalism. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A virtual reality installation allows visitors to experience a doll's perspective as she's poked and prodded by a lab assistant. Read the full story at KQED. Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography/Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery hide caption

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Don't Think Your Bias Can Boss You Around? David Byrne Says Think Again

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Scientists have genetically engineered mice (but not this cute one) to be resistant to the addictive effects of cocaine. Getty Images hide caption

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A Brain Tweak Lets Mice Abstain From Cocaine

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Motivated Reasoning: A Philosopher On Confirmation Bias

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Art Exhibition Celebrates Drawings By The Founder Of Modern Neuroscience

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Though Donald Trump's policies may not help his voters economically, sociologist Arlie Hochschild says he is speaking to them on a deeper level: meeting their emotional needs. MICHAEL MATHES/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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