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Evidence of an impending breakup may exist in everyday conversation –...

Sarah Seraj, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts; James W. Pennebaker, The University of Texas at Austin College...

When dogs bark, are they using words to communicate?

Clive Wynne, Arizona State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages....

Why does grammar matter?

Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, College of the Holy Cross Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like...

Why does grammar matter?

Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, College of the Holy Cross Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like...

As the pandemic rages, the US could use a little bit...

Marie Helweg-Larsen, Dickinson College In recent years, the English-speaking world has found two Danish concepts, “pyt” and “hygge,” useful for dealing with anxiety and stress. Now...

Fox News viewers write about ‘BLM’ the same way CNN viewers...

Mark Kamlet, Carnegie Mellon University; Ashique KhudaBukhsh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University It’s no secret that U.S. politics has become highly...

Why sign language is vital for all deaf babies, regardless of...

Kimberly A. Wolbers, University of Tennessee and Leala Holcomb, University of Tennessee When their newborn failed a hearing test, Quinn and Kai were distraught. Their...

Zounds! What the fork are minced oaths? And why are we...

Kirk Hazen, West Virginia University What in tarnation is “tarnation?” Why do people in old books exclaim “zounds!” in moments of surprise? And what could...

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Should pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine? Will it protect against...

William Petri, University of Virginia This week I was vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, which brought to mind some frequently asked questions...