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Young Children Understand Grammar, Chimps Don’t
2013-04-11 08:08:57

While chimps simply mimic language patterns, children as young as two years old understand basic grammar rules and are not simply imitating adults as they first learn to speak, according to a new study.

New Species Of Leafcutter Bee 'Megachile Chomskyi' Found In Texas
2013-04-05 08:13:38

The genus Megachile is a cosmopolitan group of solitary bees, often called leafcutter bees. This is one of the largest genera of bees, with well over 1,500 species in over 50 subgenera. A new species, Megachile chomskyi, has been found only in Texas

2011-05-13 15:16:05

Parents know the unparalleled joy and wonder of hearing a beloved child’s first words turn quickly into whole sentences and then babbling paragraphs.

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2011-01-19 14:27:27

TAU measures the human mind against the yardstick of a machine.

2010-06-03 14:30:00

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In benefit of The Riverside Church's Mission and Social Justice Ministry to Benefit Haiti Relief, renowned author Noam Chomsky will discuss the ongoing problems confronting Haiti in the wake of the earthquake catastrophe on Tuesday, June 8, 3:00 p.m.

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2008-08-31 12:50:00

Linguistic tools used to analyze human language applied to conversation between scientist and bonobo.

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2006-04-26 14:00:00

The simplest grammar, long thought to be one of the skills that separate man from beast, can be taught to a common songbird, new research suggests.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.