What Can Chimpanzee Calls Tell Us About the Origins of Human Language?

Michael Wilson in Smithsonian Magazine: Chimpanzees are among human beings’ closest living relatives, and they share with us many unusual traits. Like humans, chimps make and use tools; join together in groups to hunt animals like monkeys; defend group territories; and sometimes gang up on and kill their enemies. One trait that seems to set humans apart from every other…

Solar And Wind Lock-In Fossil Fuels, And That Makes Saving The Climate Harder And More Expensive

Michael Shellenberger in Forbes: Privately, many climate and energy experts admit that the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to decarbonize energy supplies is with nuclear power. How could they not? France and Sweden proved it. As a result, the two nations enjoy vastly cheaper and cleanerpower than solar and wind-heavy Germany and Denmark. And yet many of the…