Grammar: Eventually the brain opts for the easy route

Languages are constantly evolving—and grammar is no exception. The way in which the brain processes language triggers adjustments. If the brain has to exert itself too much to cope with difficult case constructions, it ...

Big quakes no more likely than in past: study

Massive earthquakes are no more likely today than they were a century ago, despite an apparent rise of the devastating temblors in recent years, US researchers said on Monday.

Can standardized testing capture learning potential?

However much they are dreaded and bemoaned, standardized tests remain a big part of the education landscape. And for everyone concerned—test takers, educators and even the nation's employers—that's both boon and bane.

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