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What scientists learned when they tried to raise a chimp with a human baby
Plus other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
This new AI tool from Google could change the way we search online
For over two decades, Google has been indexing the web. Now it’s attempting to understand nuances in human language so it can deliver better search experiences.
From Chicagoan to Phoenician, here’s what to call the residents of the biggest US cities
What did you call me?!
Like humans, naked mole-rats have regional accents
They speak the Queen’s English, so to speak.
Promising travel translation devices you can buy right now
A foreign language has never been more accessible.
Jackass penguins talk like people
Both species know when to keep it simple.
Hotel star ratings are useless. Here’s how to read reviews the right way.
Two stars to someone else might be four stars for you.
Why is it so hard for us to get peoples’ pronouns right?
Singular ‘they’ is becoming more of a vernacular mainstay—but there’s cultural resistance.
Emotions may be universal, but they aren’t easy to translate
Anxiety is tied to anger in some languages, while in others it’s more related to grief.
Monkey mouth sounds could push the evolution of speech back by 27 million years
Only humans have full language, but whether primates had any of language’s key elements is still hotly debated.