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You can't do the math without the words

Most people learn to count when they are children. Yet surprisingly, not all languages have words for numbers. A recent study published in the journal of Cognitive Science shows that a few tongues lack number words and as ...

Feb 21, 2012
4.7 / 5 (12) 37 | with audio podcast

What really happened prior to 'Snowball Earth'?

In a study published in the journal Geology, scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggest that the large changes in the carbon isotopic composition of car ...

Jan 27, 2012
4.2 / 5 (9) 18 | with audio podcast

Double jeopardy: Tuna and billfish

A new study by top global fisheries experts presents an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations. The analysis of 61 species of "scombrids," which include tunas, bonitos, mackerels ...

Jul 25, 2011
5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

Researchers create a smaller, flexible LED

University of Miami professor at the College of Engineering, Jizhou Song, has helped design an light-emitting diode (LED) light that uses an array of LEDs 100 times smaller than conventional LEDs. The new device has flexibility, ...

Jun 20, 2011
4.8 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast