Scientific American asks an expert about the Trump administration’s latest CDC language guidance
Repeating something can render that thing melodious—even the sound of a shovel being dragged across the pavement. Karen Hopkin reports.
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Female axons—brain cells’ output cables—are shown to have a thinner structure
Tales with individual faces and objects seem to help
We may be underestimating how much pain babies feel when they are under stress
Smart cookies remember their buried treasure
Cultural barriers lead clinicians to misdiagnose or miss kids with the condition
Vocal anatomy may be the reason so few languages use these sounds
Superior IQs are associated with mental and physical disorders, research suggests
It hasn’t been compared with traditional drugs or therapy
Ignoring a Western child-rearing practice does not seem to matter for the Tsimané of Bolivia
The protection of intellectual property is essential for economic advancement
Many of us have been caught talking to our dogs, but how much of what we say to them do they actually understand?
Why do Americans have such trouble with fractions—and what can be done?
By listening to the calls of their brethren, chimps seem to be able to understand the mind-sets and perspectives of other chimps. Jason Goldman reports.
Journalist Erik Vance talks about his first book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal.
How much should we worry?
Researchers have studied eye-tracking and home videos for new insights
Poor-quality sleep may heighten behaviors including hyperactivity, compulsions and aggressiveness