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A linguistic mystery yields clues in Russian

When it comes to numbers, Russian grammar has a bewildering thicket of rules. A singular noun such as "table" ("stol" in Russian), used as the subject of a sentence, takes a special "case form" called the ...

Feb 07, 2014
4.8 / 5 (17) 3 | with audio podcast

Is social networking making us stupid?

In a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface scientists have found that whilst mass connectivity through social media and the internet makes us look smarter it might be making us stu ...

Feb 06, 2014
4.5 / 5 (32) 16 | with audio podcast

The power of packaging in consumer choices

When it comes to deciding what food to eat, one might expect that people's choices will be driven by past experience and personal preference, but how does the general appearance of the package impact buying ...

Jan 07, 2014
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Super rich benefit from 'status quo bias'

(Phys.org) —Income inequality – between the super-rich and the rest of us – and a sorry record of progressive policy initiatives from Congress all can be traced to a built-in "status quo bias" in our political system, ...

Dec 24, 2013
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