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2011-08-23 13:30:17

  Psychologists at the University of Liverpool have found that children as young as two years old have an understanding of complex grammar even before they have learned to speak in full sentences. Researchers at the University's Child Language Study Centre showed children, aged two, sentences containing made-up verbs, such as 'the rabbit is glorping the duck', and asked them to match the sentence with a cartoon picture. They found that even the youngest two-year-old could identify...

2011-08-11 13:52:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EBONY rolls out the red carpet and shines the light on this season's hottest fashion ideas, beauty products, and sizzling stars. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110811/CG51176) Cover star and leading lady Zoe Saldana talks to EBONY about how she handles her rising star power, kicking butt in her new film, and the importance of working hard for what you want - no matter what color your skin is. "Why would I talk about how hard it is...

2011-08-11 13:51:34

Damage to hippocampus very early in life hinders recollection of specific events but spares acquisition of general knowledge Memory is not a single process but is made up of several sub-processes relying on different areas of the brain. Episodic memory, the ability to remember specific events such as what you did yesterday, is known to be vulnerable to brain damage involving the hippocampus. The question is, what happens when damage to the hippocampus occurs very early in life? In a case...

2011-08-09 09:26:00

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TiVUS, Inc. (PK: TIVU), today announced its president & chief executive officer, Mr. Shiva Prakash, and Mr. Phil Marriott, EVP of global sales, will host a shareholder conference call at 4:15 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 11, 2011, providing regulatory, financial, sales, and installation updates as well as other topics of shareholder interest. "We have much to discuss as the summer winds down and TiVUS reaches important milestones," commented...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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