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Examining how primates make vowel sounds pushes timeline for speech evolution...

Thomas R. Sawallis, University of Alabama and Louis-Jean Boë, Université Grenoble Alpes Sound doesn’t fossilize. Language doesn’t either. Even when writing systems have developed, they’ve represented...

Your political views can predict how you pronounce certain words

Zachary Jaggers, University of Oregon Politics can predict the TV shows we watch, the shops we frequent and the places we live. But what about the...

One skill that doesn’t deteriorate with age

Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis When Toni Morrison died on Aug. 5, the world lost one of its most influential literary voices. But Morrison wasn’t...

Curious Kids: Why do we say ‘OK’?

Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

Softer, processed foods changed the way ancient humans spoke

Steven Moran, University of Zürich and Balthasar Bickel, University of Zürich The human capacity for language divides our species from the rest of the animal...

As marijuana goes mainstream, what’s happening to the way we talk...

Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville For decades, the marijuana industry operated underground, outside the confines of the law. But even though at the federal level, possession...

How people talk now holds clues about human migration centuries ago

Nicole Creanza, Vanderbilt University and André Ché Sherriah, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the...

Driverless cars might follow the rules of the road, but what...

Abdesalam Soudi, University of Pittsburgh Recently, while on my way to the University of Pittsburgh’s campus, I made a quick “Pittsburgh left” – taking a...

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How gambling built baseball – and then almost destroyed it

Rebecca Edwards, Rochester Institute of Technology Imagine if, after watching the thrilling victory of the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series...

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