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June 6, 2013

 

Alphabet soup with spoon

A Brief History Of Writing

Where did writing get its start? Seems like a simple question, but the answer may be more complex than you would expect. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 18, 2009

 

White-crowned sparrow in tree

Bird Communication Through Song

Bird song is lovely to hear, a romantic addition to any landscape, but what exactly does it mean? We'll find out, on today's Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Counting on Your Fingers

The Greenlandic word for the number seven translates as, “second hand, two.” That means you count five on the first hand and add two from the second, to make seven. After you run out of fingers, go for the toes. Thirteen translates as “first foot, three.” That means you add all ten fingers plus three toes.

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