Researchers have found that some individuals have a 'language aptitude,' which depends on how their brain is organized.
New research suggests a mythical flood in China really happened about 4,000 years ago. It's the latest case of scientists matching ancient tales to actual local natural disasters.
Until the 1930s, American radicals stood apart from the two mainstream parties. That changed when a muckraking journalist ran for governor of California.
The movement was on the offensive. Then two men changed the game by killing cops.
China claims ownership of almost all of the South China Sea and refuses to abide by a recent ruling calling that hogwash. Why does China want to control the sea so badly?
In a part of Washington state hit hard by extreme fire, a fire ecologist explains how prescribed burns and thinning can make the land more fire-resilient.
Rolling reaction from the US, Russia, France, Poland, Greece, Australia and Belgium to the UK's decision.
La musique influence-t-elle la manière dont le cerveau perçoit les sons ? Et, si tel est le cas, peut-elle aider les plus petits dans l’apprentissage des langues ?
The GOP is imploding, based on the animus the party stoked toward Obama.
What effect does music have on the developing brains of babies who haven't even learnt to talk?
Research shows babies begin to learn language sounds before they're even born. What about babies who hear two languages from birth? Can a baby brain specialize in two languages?
Russia's energy exports are expanding far beyond oil and gas to include coal, nuclear and refined petroleum products, a trend with far-reaching geopolitical consequences.
Landslide researchers continue to learn more about how and where these events occur. It's trickier to figure out how to minimize potential damage to human communities from future landslides.
Clean energy in Africa is certainly a possibility despite those in the fossil fuel industry believing this not to be true.
Sanders can't win the South without the support of black voters, and he doesn't have that.
Parents take note: most kids develop a sense of self-esteem as early as age five.
Racial divisiveness got worse under Obama. And it could erode further after he leaves office.
The student protests that rocked South Africa's universities in 2015 are part of a class struggle as poor and marginalised people fight for their place in an unequal system.
Venues de plusieurs champs scientifiques, des propositions visent à rendre plus transparent le travail du chercheur sur ordinateur. Logiciels libres et méthodes collaboratives servent la science.
L’ordinateur personnel a révolutionné la science. Pratique pour le chercheur, il rend aussi plus obscur le processus par lequel la découverte s’organise. Reproduire les résultats devient une gageure.