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Day: January 13, 2015

Tilda, The Orangutan That Whistles To Get More Food

An orangutan from a zoo in Germany has been observed to emit human-like sounds, probably to communicate her need for more food to those caring for her. This is how Tilda became the first reported wild-born orangutan to make human vocalizations. This case indicates that other apes, even those from the distant past, might have

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HIV Vaccines Are Actually Backfiring – Here’s Why

Vaccines designed to fight HIV might not be accomplishing their tasks successfully because they are possibly making the targets of the virus which are the cells of the immune system more apt to get assaulted by the pathogen. Vaccines are meant to activate the CD4 cells of the immune system, and as a consequence, the virus

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