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Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special
Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.
Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

genetics & genomics, disease & medicine, neuroscience, microbiology
Cardiac Cell Transplants Help Monkeys’ Hearts
Cardiac Cell Transplants Help Monkeys’ Hearts
Ashley Yeager | Jul 2, 2018
The organ’s blood-pumping capacity improved with the infusion of cells, a study shows.
Geneticist Francisco Ayala Quits After Sexual Harassment Accusations
Geneticist Francisco Ayala Quits After Sexual Harassment Accusations
Kerry Grens | Jul 2, 2018
The University of California, Irvine, which found him guilty of inappropriate behavior, will remove Ayala’s name from buildings and scholarships.
Image of the Day: Beating Heart
Image of the Day: Beating Heart
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 2, 2018
Scientists at the Allen Institute for Cell Science have developed an open-source stem cell line with fluorescent tags for cardiac cells.
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2018
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species’ evolution.
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Philip Lieberman | Jul 1, 2018
People have a unique anatomy that supports our ability to produce complex language.
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 29, 2018
When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.
End May Be in Sight for Ebola Outbreak in Central AfricaEnd May Be in Sight for Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa
End May Be in Sight for Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa
Ashley Yeager | Jun 29, 2018
No new cases have been reported since June 2, the World Health Organizations reports.
Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Cells Into Living Animals
Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Cells Into Living Animals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 27, 2018
The miniscule carriers successfully transported and released live cells at a particular location within living mice.
Young Brain Cells Silence Old Ones to Quash Anxiety
Young Brain Cells Silence Old Ones to Quash Anxiety
Ruth Williams | Jun 27, 2018
In adult mice, neurogenesis increases social confidence by suppressing the activity of mature neurons.