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Penguin cries obey linguistic laws With native lang

In any natural language, the most common words will be the shortest—this phenomenon is called Zipf's law. Another tendency, having to...
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Feb 14, 2020 01:12
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Food and speech With native lang

Not many languages have the F and V consonants: the F sound is present in 40% of the world's languages while the B sound is only pres...
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Feb 10, 2020 06:05
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Biting your fingernails protects you from allergies With native lang

Children who bite their fingernails or simply put their fingers in their mouths are less likely to develop allergies as they grow up, res...
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Jan 23, 2020 04:14
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Female whales can whisper to their calves With native lang

It is not simple for a sea predator to defeat a huge whale. However, little calves can easily become a victim of a shark or a killer whal...
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Nov 9, 2019 05:04
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Pigs can use tools With native lang

One way or the other, we have already gotten used to birds using tools. As it turns out, they are not alone — pigs also have a similar ab...
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Oct 16, 2019 05:15
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What we know of genetically modified foods (excerpt) With native lang

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are any uni- and multicellular organisms produced by human intervention into the genetic apparatus ...
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Oct 12, 2019 05:47
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Surgical ways of cervical spine metastasis treatment (an excerpt) With native lang

Bone metastasis is a common manifestation of generalized cancer. On average, 10% of cancer-diagnosed patients suffer from spinal metastas...
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Aug 10, 2019 05:55
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Pathogenetic mechanisms and pharmacological treatment of pneumonias (an excerpt) With native lang

Pneumonias are a group of etiologically, pathogenetically, morphologically different, mainly bacterial acute infectious diseases characte...
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Aug 1, 2019 05:56
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Why are there so many languages? With native lang

There are six to seven thousand languages in the world, the wide range being accounted for by the fact that it is not clear what to call ...
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Jul 19, 2019 06:00
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Why 36.6 (97.9)? With native lang

Humans, as well as all mammals and birds, are warm-blooded creatures. In spite of that, however, the vast majority of species (for exampl...
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Jul 11, 2019 06:09
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The teeth grow when under pressure With native lang

The teeth emerge in about the sixth month after birth, and at the age of eight or so a child's set of teeth is replaced with an adult...
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Jul 3, 2019 04:02
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The brain optimum With native lang

The larger the brain, the more neurons and neural networks it has. Since [the?] cognitive skills depend on the brain's ability to for...
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May 25, 2019 05:37
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Cancer cells' flexibility has been used against them by turning them into fat cells With native lang

Cancer cells are flexible: they can react to outer signals and take on a non-specialized form in which they spread throughout the body, c...
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Apr 25, 2019 05:27
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The Call of the Wild

A few days ago, I finished reading a book called "The Call of the Wild," by Jack London. It's a story about a dog named Buc...
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Jan 20, 2019 05:36
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A drawing of the most ancient animal found on an Indonesian cave wall (abstract) With native lang

After studying the rock art inside the karst cave Lubang Jeriji Saléh on the island of Kalimantan, scientists have concluded that one of ...
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Jan 4, 2019 06:48
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Mathematicians "calculated" the three most influential movies in history With native lang

Using Internet Movie Database, the world's biggest database dedicated to the movies, a group of mathematicians "calculated"...
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Dec 25, 2018 04:14
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Spices and alcohol may cause insomnia With native lang

Millions of people worldwide have problems with healthy and sufficient sleep. They suffer from insomnia, and even if they fall asleep, th...
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Nov 29, 2018 05:26
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Monkeys can see faces in inanimate objects With native lang

American researchers have discovered that primates experience an optical illusion (pareidolia) occurring when one sees a face or animal&#...
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Aug 26, 2017 01:18
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Microbes in a sponge With native lang

Few will argue that one of the dirtiest items at home is a kitchen sponge. Even if it's routinely and thoroughly washed, it won't...
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Aug 1, 2017 21:03
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Cars vs bees With native lang

Bees, like many other insects, have a very keen sense of smell that helps them find food — flowers with nectar and pollen. However, scien...
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Jul 18, 2017 02:27