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How ‘Karen’ went from a popular baby name to a stand-in...

Robin Queen, University of Michigan When I read about Amy Cooper, the woman in Central Park who called the police on a black birder because...

Why do kids call their parents ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’?

Bethany Van Vleet, Arizona State University and Denise Bodman, Arizona State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have...

What makes something ironic?

Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis Have you ever found yourself about to say, “that’s ironic,” only to stop yourself – unsure whether you were...

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...

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How a memory boost from exercising could pass on to your...

By James Cooke, University of Oxford We all know that exercise is good for our bodies, but current research is revealing that it is also...