Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Rat Empathy, Tiktaalik, Viewer Questions

It turns out that rats might not be such "rats" after all. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, talks about rat empathy and other stories on Scientific Chicago, on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

The National Geographic Society has issued 10,000 grants funding research and exploration since 1890 -- including the 10 National Geographic grant projects that, according to an internal panel, "have made the greatest difference in understanding the Earth." The list includes Jane Goodall, Jacques Cousteau, Admiral Byrd and the Leakeys -- and now, our very own, Neil Shubin!

Shubin's fish/amphibian “Tiktaalik” was named one of National Geographic’s Top Ten Discoveries. Click here for more information.