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February 22, 2018

 

A recent study used Korean babies and American babies to study the differences between how language influences perception.

What Came First, Language or Perception?

One theory scientists have is that the languages you speak affect how you perceive the world.

September 12, 2017

 

An image from the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Are Spelling Bees Held in Languages Other Than English?

Out of all the European languages, English takes the longest to learn how to read.

September 18, 2009

 

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.

August 25, 2005

 

Slicing Up Language

As if being born weren't hard enough, infants are hit with a particularly difficult problem - the need to learn language.

September 27, 2003

 

How Now, Mad Cow

This strange disease was first noticed in the UK when British cows were infected by feed containing tainted sheep material. How could you spot a mad cow?

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