Archive: 14/10/2009

A Serious Question: Why Do We Laugh?

( -- Not surprisingly, Robert Lynch begins his research paper "It's Funny Because We Think It's True: Laughter is Augmented by Implicit Preferences" with a joke. Not his joke, but one taken from a toast Homer ...

dateOct 14, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Technology brings new insights to ancient language

( -- New technologies and academic collaborations are helping scholars at the University of Chicago analyze hundreds of ancient documents in Aramaic, one of the Middle East's oldest continuously spoken and written ...

dateOct 14, 2009 in Engineering
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