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.
Chimps are smart, right? Pretty darn smart! But how come we can do the speaking thing and they can't? As ever, genes are at play in this special talent, and Tara explains what we have that chimps don't.
Twitter data reveals a geographic basis for what 'filler' words people tend to use. Continue reading →
Parasitic plants and their hosts may use genetic information as a language. Continue reading →
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.
Oral histories reveal that Aboriginal language groups have uses specific stars to remember waypoints while traveling.
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?
We hear the two terms used all the time, often interchangeably. Trace breaks down the meaning of the terms and how we perceive each of them.
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