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Dec 6, 2013 05:06 AM ET
Say this five times fast: She sells seashells by the seashore. Or: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. These famous tongue twisters are nothing compared to a new one created by MIT researchers who claim they've created the hardest one ever.
Jul 31, 2014 01:05 PM ET
The stereotype that women talk more than men has been declared old and busted by a new study that examined just which gender was doing all of the blabbing. Trace has the study's conclusion, which you may find worth talking about.
Jul 12, 2014 08:40 AM ET // Genelle Weule, ABC Science
Oral histories reveal that Aboriginal language groups have uses specific stars to remember waypoints while traveling.
Jun 16, 2014 01:05 PM ET
We've always suspected that people who pick up languages easily are smarter than the rest of us, but does this hold up to scientific scrutiny?
May 20, 2014 12:31 PM ET
Trace explains -- why our brains -- are drawn to rhymes -- evolved over time.
Apr 29, 2014 06:30 AM ET
Swearing is considered taboo in most cultures, and the words that are frowned upon vary by time and location. Why are certain words considered bad?
Mar 6, 2014 09:30 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
The crisis in Ukraine has a linguistic undercurrent that goes to the heart of cultural identities everywhere: How do you keep your language and culture while growing more global?
Jan 7, 2014 07:07 AM ET
"Uptalk" is finishing sentences with a rising intonation, often indicating a question or uncertainty. Both men and women do it, but women are more guilty of it even when they're correct or asserting themselves!
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