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Scientists may have discovered why humans speak so many different languages

Scientists have long known that voices carry differently in dense forests and open plains and in humid air and dry air.<p>Now, researchers say that the ecosystem and climate in which languages developed might have actually helped shape how they sound.<p>"What we're suggesting is that at least some …

What We've Learned About Kids And Sleep In 2015

How will the quality of your child's nighttime rest affect how she fares socially, emotionally and academically? Science says sleep plays a bigger role than we ever knew.<p>Kids’ sleep is truly precious. For parents, hardly anything beats the sight of their little one wrapped in a blanket, curls …

Sleep

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Sow What @ Coledale | Growing at school

December 16, 2015<br>by jochilton <br>0 comments<p>We are proud to announce that our school won the “Best Ongoing Environmental Initatives Award” at the …

Kitchen Gardens

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

He Took A Needle And Thread And Made Something You Use Every Day

They say you should never judge a book by its cover -- but I can't help it! If you're like me, you've always appreciated the art of a quality …

The famous Robert Frost poem we’ve read wrong forever

It is the most famous poem in American literature, a staple of pop songs, newspaper columnists and valedictorian speeches. It is “The Road Not Taken” …

This is how super smart octopuses are

<b>The cephalopod’s genome reveals how the creatures evolved intelligence to rival the brightest vertebrates.</b><p>We humans think we’re so fancy with our …

University of Chicago

32 Adorable Animals Who Have Found Their True Love

♫ Can you feel the love toniiiiiiiight? ♫

Here's what happened when scientists erased memories of using meth in mice

This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive friends and families, many addicts of psychostimulant drugs —methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA — relapse soon after therapy ends, often because the memory of …

The science behind the best memorisers in the world

<i>This article was first published in the September 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

17 cartoons that perfectly describe life in Silicon Valley

Liz Fosslien, a freelance designer who previously worked at Genius, runs a cartoon blog that pokes fun at Silicon Valley's culture.<p>"The industry/culture can be very magical but also slightly absurd. It's entertaining to take that absurdity to an extreme in comic form," Fosslien tells us. "I work in …

To halt moral policing, we must support our grown-up kids' right to share rooms with their partners

Despite assurances by Mumbai Commissioner Rakesh Maria, the authorities continue to violate the right to privacy and free choice.<p>Yet again, the …

Policing

Who owns India’s palaces?

Dholpur Palace.<p>In July, Dholpur Palace found itself in the headlines and not for all the right reasons. The Congress party alleged that Dushyant …

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

by John Lasseter<p>It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.<p>I do not believe the notion that the cinema is dying or dead because it’s amazing what …

14 email etiquette rules every professional should know

But despite the fact that we're glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals <i>still</i> don't know how to use email appropriately.<p>In fact, because of the sheer volume of messages we're reading and writing each day, we may be more prone to making embarrassing …

Etiquette

How India changed the English language

For hundreds of years, words have flowed along the routes of trade and empire. Rahul Verma follows some of their remarkable journeys.<p>They are in there, often unnoticed. The words that have become part of everyday English. Loot, nirvana, pyjamas, shampoo and shawl; bungalow, jungle, pundit and …

Vulnerability made us human: how our early ancestors turned disability into advantage

A new evolutionary theory explains how critically small populations of early humans survived, despite an increased chance of hereditary disabilities …

NewsFactor

Thanks for stopping by.<p>For the past 20 years, NewsFactor Network and CIO Today have been providing daily news coverage for the technology …

Mobile Technology

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists.<p>A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal …

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