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Early humans probably used both sounds and gestures to develop language

Early humans probably used both sounds and gestures to develop language

Researchers asked volunteers to make noises to convey the meanings of different words without using body language or even facial expressions.

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Facebook's algorithm doesn't create political echo chambers, users' choices do, says study

Facebook's algorithm doesn't create political echo chambers, users' choices do, says study

We want to engage with news we already agree with.

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Parents' math anxiety affects kids' performance more than genetics, study finds

Parents' math anxiety affects kids' performance more than genetics, study finds

A new study finds that children of parents with anxiety around math who provided frequent homework help were learned less math over the school year and grew to be math-anxious themselves.

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Even this study funded by the butter industry says butter is bad for you

Even this study funded by the butter industry says butter is bad for you

Food industries fund self-serving studies all the time. But funding a self-harming study is pretty hard to do.