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How to speak monkey: The language of cotton-top tamarins - Anne Savage. Cotton-top tamarins are unique in that scientists have spent considerable time studying this critically endangered primate in captive conditions and in the wild. We know more about cotton-top tamarins than just about any callitrichid (marmosets and tamarins). You can read the scientific paper and listen to the calls to learn the meaning of 38 distinct vocalizations. Did you know that cotton-tops like certain foods more than others and that is reflected in the rate of calling (Type C and D chirps)? Cotton-top tamarin are very territorial and we noticed that when we played a Normal Long Call from an unrelated animal the group responded to the call very aggressively.

They would respond with Normal Long Calls and would come running over to investigate where the sound was coming from. In the wild, we noticed that cotton-top tamarins would use Normal Long Calls as a way to avoid neighboring groups. 25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos. RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos.

With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. academicearth.org Big Think Video interviews with 600+ thought leaders in a range of fields. bigthink.com Brightstorm Short-form online video lessons by professional educators. Brightstorm.com CosmoLearning Aggregator of free, online video lessons and documentaries. cosmolearning.com Coursera Lectures taught by world-class professors and reinforced through interactive exercises. coursera.org EdX Courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web. edx.org Futures Channel High quality multimedia content ideal for use in the classroom. thefutureschannel.com Howcast Professional and user-generated how-to videos. www.howcast.com Internet Archive archive.org iTunes U Apple iTunes - Apple iTunes Software Khan Academy Hulu.

Big Think | Videos, articles, and tips to help you succeed, from the world's leading experts. Adam Curtis Films » Thought Maybe. Forks Over Knives. NOTE: requires Flash to view :| Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Through an examination of the careers of American physician Caldwell Esselstyn and professor of nutritional biochemistry T. Colin Campbell, Forks Over Knives suggests that "most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. " It also provides an overview of the 20-year China-Cornell-Oxford Project that led to Professor Campbell's findings, outlined in his book, The China Study (2005) in which he suggests that coronary disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer can be linked to the Western diet of processed and animal-based foods (including all dairy products).

Never met anyone like you - Current obsession: child beauty pageant documentaries. Lately I've gotten fascinated with various documentaries on child beauty pageants; I'm always captivated by trainwrecks, and the more bad parenting and strange little children they have, the more captivated I am. (I'm sure you could put your kid in some sort of pageant and be a decent parent, but the ones in these aren't.) So, here are my summary/reviews of the various documentaries, along with links to where you can watch them for free online. Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty QueenThis is far and away my favorite. Five-year-old Swan Brooner's mother Robin spends countless hours and thousands of dollars getting her ready for pageants, taking on three jobs in order to make it all financially possible. While Swan is put through endless practices in the family's garage, her older sister Silva has the patience of a saint, her older brother Robert (Bubba) is in trouble with the law, and her two-year-old brother Devon sleeps shirtless on the floor.

Painted Babies. Lindsay Marie. Food Matters. College Conspiracy. Food That Kills. Thomas Edison was right about the importance of diet but wrong with his prediction about the future of doctors and medicine. We are living in the age of Edision’s future doctor and the last thing many of them seem to do is interest his patient in the care of the human frame and diet. The average meat eating American will consume 15 cows, 24 hogs, 900 chickens, 12 sheep and 1,000 pounds of birds/fish in their lifetime which is a tremendous amount of animal flesh to be consumed by the human body. The effect of such a diet is high blood pressure, clogged arteries, high cholesterol and heart attacks. Hear Dr. Food That Kills, 7.7 out of 10 based on 54 ratings Report: Food That Kills Processing your request, Please wait.... Related Documentaries From The Web. Guns in America.

Underage and Over the Limit. WellCast. Justice with Michael Sandel - Online Harvard Course Exploring Justice, Equality, Democracy, and Citizenship. How Wolves Change Rivers Is The Perfect Explanation Of Ecology. Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt. Why A T-Shirt? We wanted to see the hidden world behind clothes sold in this country, so we decided to make a T-shirt. We wanted to make an ordinary shirt like the vast majority of the shirts sold in this country — not organic cotton, not hand-sewn in the United States. To figure out how many shirts to make, and to raise money to pay for them, we turned to Kickstarter.

Our goal was to sell 2,000 shirts. In the end, we sold 25,000. (Thanks again to everyone who ordered a shirt. Really. Why A Squirrel? The design on the shirt, a squirrel hoisting a martini glass, is a visual pun: a reference to the phrase “animal spirits” made famous by the economist John Maynard Keynes. As Planet Money’s David Kestenbaum put it recently: “Keynes’ idea was that there’s more to the markets than just numbers; there are people and emotions making decisions. 10 Reporters, 3 Continents, 1 Archipelago We flew drones over Mississippi. More T-Shirt Stories! For more, subscribe to the Planet Money podcast. Credits. Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply: A New Marketplace Podcast. Kai RYSSDAL: Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio. It’s that moment every couple of weeks we talk to Stephen Dubner, the co-author of the books and blog of the same name.

It is “the hidden side of everything.” Dubner, long time, no talk, man! Stephen J. RYSSDAL: No, not really. DUBNER: Well, if you had, and if you had interviewed with, let’s say, Alaska Airlines, there’s something you would have needed to know. Marianne LINDSEY: “In general, there’s a question that’s asked, ‘have you smoked or used tobacco products within the last six months?’ RYSSDAL: So Alaska Airlines would not hire me, were I a smoker. DUBNER: Alaska Airlines would not hire you if you were a smoker. RYSSDAL: This has to be about cutting healthcare costs, right? DUBNER: That’s a primary reason, for sure. RYSSDAL: Right, OK. DUBNER: Yes it is. Ezekiel EMANUEL: “I’m a cancer doctor.

DUBNER: All right. RYSSDAL: OK, wait. RYSSDAL: Does this break down on socioeconomic lines? DUBNER: Yeah, that’s a great question. Free Audiobooks and eBooks - Librophile. Guns Reduce Crime. For The Motion Stephen Halbrook Represents the NRA in suits against the DC and Chicago handgun bans Halbrook's most recent book is The Founders' Second Amendment. He filed a brief on behalf of over 300 members of Congress in the Supreme Court case of DC v. Heller, and won three Supreme Court cases on firearm issues. Learn more Gary Kleck Professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University Kleck's research centers on violence and crime control, focusing on gun control and crime deterrence.

Learn more John R. Senior Research Scholar at the University of Maryland Lott has held positions at the University of Chicago, Yale University, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, and Rice and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988 and 1989. Learn more Against The Motion John J. Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor at Yale Law School Learn more Paul Helmke President of the Brady Campaign/Center to Prevent Gun Violence Learn more R. Learn more. Open Yale Courses. Documentary Den. Biology That Makes Us Tick: Free Stanford Course by Robert Sapolsky. TED: Ideas worth spreading. Course Catalog.

The Language Learner’s NOT To Do List | Language Mastery. To do lists seem like a good idea in theory, but they have one major disadvantage: there is an infinite number of potential to do items. With this in mind, Timothy Ferriss, best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek (and a speaker of 6 languages), recommends “not to do lists” instead. Since they isolate a finite set of behaviors that are getting between you and your goals, they are far more effective than traditional to do lists. This tool applies perfectly to language learning, where most learners waste a lot of time on ineffective methods and bad materials. Listen to the Podcast To stream the show here on the site, just click the arrow below. Download the MP3 Subscribe in iTunes Watch the Presentation Lastly, here is a presentation version of the list.

Download the PDF Read the Transcript 1. Languages are acquired, not learned. 2. Motivation is one of the greatest keys to success in foreign language learning, and motivation’s favorite fuel is interest. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Translations. Khan Academy.