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05.22.2017
The author of The Hobbit was also a poet and a medieval philologist who, as part of the process of creating the realm of Middle Earth, also invented highly elaborate imaginary languages. Charles...
Opinion
03.20.2017
From Amazonia to Siberia, some human populations the world over communicate by whistling. More complex than it sounds, whistled speech intrigues linguists and neuroscientists alike. Linguist and bio-...
01.31.2017
Why do people become attached to robots, how do they display this attachment, and is reproducible? Véronique Aubergé, a leading social robotics specialist shares her insight on the complex...
Opinion
09.29.2016
The recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence have been impressive, as illustrated by the AlphaGo program's victory over world Go Champion Lee Se-dol. Yet there are still areas...
Article
07.25.2016
What if the gestures we make when we speak do more than merely underline what we say? What if they also helped our oral expression? Convinced of the intimate connection between gestures and speech,...
Article
10.26.2015
How did agriculture spread throughout Europe from the Middle East over 8 000 years ago? A comparative study of personal ornaments worn by populations of hunter-gatherers and those worn by the first...