Mind of a Chimpanzee

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Mind of a Chimpanzee

A new movie about the life of a baby chimp has some local connections. We tell you what they are, as we revisit the Mind of the Chimpanzee.

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Cognitive Overlap: Humans & Apes

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Cognitive Overlap: Humans & Apes

An evolutionary biologist tells us why the gap between humans and primates is even smaller than we think.

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A Boom in Genealogy

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A Boom in Genealogy

Searching for your ancestors used to be expensive and time-consuming. Now, it's easy and more popular than ever. We learn more about modern-day genealogy.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Microbiome Project, Bees, Music Training & Higgs Boson

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

We go inside the brains of bees. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about bee personalities, the impact of music training on aging, and more news in Scientific Chicago.

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Elkhart's RV Industry

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Elkhart's RV Industry

The car of the future, the all-electric Think car was supposed to bring Elkhart, Indiana's battered economy back. Instead, it's the old-fashioned RV that has turned the economy around. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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The Power of Habit

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The Power of Habit

New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg joins us to discuss his new book: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business.

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Bicycle Sharing

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Bicycle Sharing

Mexico City is increasingly getting motorists out of their cars and onto bicycles. We travel south of the border to ride that city's Bike Share program as Chicago prepares to launch one of its own.

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Chicago Explores Bus Rapid Transit

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Chicago Explores Bus Rapid Transit

We talk with CTA president Forrest Claypool about how the transit agency will benefit from Mayor Emanuel's infrastructure announcement, and then we continue our look at Bus Rapid Transit in Mexico City and how Chicago will try its own BRT pilot program.

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Chicago’s Social Media Savvy

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Chicago’s Social Media Savvy

A new study ranks Chicago 17th in the country for social media savvy. What is the Emanuel administration doing to boost the city's standing?

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Touch Technology

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Touch Technology

Could the touchscreen on your smartphone or tablet actually touch you back? Ash-har Quraishi takes a look at the technology that could add more dimension to how that flat plate of glass feels.

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Emerald Ash Borer

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Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is devastating ash trees in the area. We meet some researchers who are trying to understand the tiny green bug well enough to find an ash tree that can co-exist with this pervasive pest. 

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Great Lakes Invasion

Quagga Mussels Wreak Havoc on Ecosystem

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Great Lakes Invasion

A tiny, fingernail-sized organism that some are calling the scourge of the Great Lakes is fundamentally altering marine life. Ash-har Quraishi reports on a devastating invasive species that is causing ripples all the way up the food chain.

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ReptileFest

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ReptileFest

Lizards, snakes, frogs, and more. They all join us in the studio to preview this week's ReptileFest.

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Bright Automotive

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Bright Automotive

The electric vehicle industry has been touted as a way to reduce dependence on foreign oil, create jobs, and save the environment. But an Indiana company that promised a plug-in hybrid van with 100 miles to the gallon just closed its doors. Elizabeth Brackett tells us why.

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Google & The Art Institute

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Google & The Art Institute

The search for art and access has led Google to the Art Institute of Chicago. We explain.

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Joshua Foer

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Joshua Foer

A science journalist becomes the U.S. Memory Champion. We meet the author of Moonwalking with Einstein.

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Mexico City’s Bus Rapid Transit System

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Mexico City’s Bus Rapid Transit System

We take a look at the Bus Rapid Transit system in Mexico City, which some Chicago transportation officials say could serve as a model for the Windy City.

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