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The origin of the Dravidian language family, consisting of about 80 varieties spoken by 220 million people across southern and central India and surrounding countries, can be dated to about 4 500 years ago. This estimate is based on new linguistic…
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Although mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones let us communicate, work and access information wirelessly, their batteries must still be charged by plugging them in to an outlet. But engineers at the University of Washington have for the first…
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While “Take your elbows off the dinner table,” is a common refrain for many families, people may soon add, “take your phone off the table” to the list, too. According to research people with smartphones present during dinner time report less enjoyment…
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You may perceive the world the way your friends do, according to a Dartmouth study finding that friends have similar neural responses to real-world stimuli and these similarities can be used to predict who your friends are. The researchers found that you…
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It may sound like sci-fy, but mind reading equipment are much closer to become a reality than most people can imagine. A new study carried out at D’Or Institute for Research and Education used a Magnetic Resonance machine (MR) to read participants’ minds…
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It has often been claimed that humans learn language using brain components that are specifically dedicated to this purpose. Now, new evidence strongly suggests that language is in fact learned in brain systems that are also used for many other purposes…
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Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. Quick oxygen uptake places less strain on the body’s cells and is an important measure of aerobic fitness. The findings…
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