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We Aren’t the World

Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics—and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture.

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The Future has an Ancient Heart

Why Predictions about the Future of Language Technology Always Go Hopelessly Awry

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Wrens Teach Eggs To Sing

Superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) mothers sing to their unhatched eggs to teach the embryo inside a 'password.'

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Introverts use more concrete language than extraverts

Your personality is revealed in the way you speak, according to new research.

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A Bad Day For Harold, An Important Day For the World

The Norman Conquest left its stamp on English culture and politics in ways that are still with us; its impact on the development of the English language was especially strong.

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Lakota: The Revitalization of Language and the Persistence of Spirit

For more than a century the Lakota language endured a deliberate and systematic attempt to eradicate it.

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Dictionary Translates Ancient Egypt Life

Ancient Egyptians did not speak to posterity only through hieroglyphs.

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Perception of Facial Expressions Differs Across Cultures

Facial expressions have been called the "universal language of emotion," but people from different cultures perceive happy, sad or angry facial expressions in unique ways...

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Family Tree of Languages Has Roots in Anatolia, Biologists Say

Biologists using tools developed for drawing evolutionary family trees say that they have solved a longstanding problem in archaeology: the origin of the Indo-European family of languages.

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