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Language key to learning math

(Phys.org) —An assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Graduate School of Education has shown that a reading comprehension technique helps non-native English speakers in elementary ...

Jan 28, 2014 3.3 / 5 (6) 1

Why do we gesticulate?

If you rely on hand gestures to get your point across, you can thank fish for that! Scientists have found that the evolution of the control of speech and hand movements can be traced back to the same place in the brain, which ...

Jul 02, 2013 4.3 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Why is language unique to humans?

New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.

Sep 19, 2013 2.4 / 5 (7) 16 | with audio podcast

Japan's gaming market is a world apart

The latest version of blockbuster videogame Grand Theft Auto may have stoked a worldwide buying frenzy, but the ultra-violent offering is likely to be a minnow in Japan's vast gaming market.

Sep 22, 2013 2.7 / 5 (6) 3