In 1971, Penny Patterson, a graduate student at Stanford University, met Koko, a newborn gorilla in San Francisco Zoo. Penny had grown up wanting to communicate with animals and decided to teach Koko sign language in the hope of finally crossing the boundary between animals and humans. But what started out as a scientific experiment ...Continue Reading
Investigate the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah that can make the leap from animals to humans. Find out how human behaviors spread diseases and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world. Learn more about the film and explore video and additional features at the program website.
Find out how a project designed to maximize the flavor in a pint of Guinness revolutionized the way statistics are used in climate science; learn about the link between gold-mining techniques and climate change; and discover how buckets provided an invaluable data bank on global temperature. A timely and intriguing take on an urgent issue, ...Continue Reading