While some adults see implicit meaning in sentences, children can miss it. Two linguists explain how this can happen, and why it matters in communication.
Affiches éphémères,Paris 20, rue Sorbier.
Entre l’échelle globale et l’échelle individuelle, les collectifs intermédiaires ont un rôle d’agent moral à ne pas négliger.
Strengthening the language on climate change can help, but journalists should cover its inspiring solutions, too.
Experimentally heated quartzite at different stages of heating.
Bentsen and Wurz, 2019, Journal of Field Archaeology
Researchers can more easily compare heated rocks from different studies and areas.
Manufacturing sites are high noise working areas.
Israel Paul Nyarubeli
Measures to control or reduce workplace noise exposure are critical to reducing hearing loss in workers.
The drawing found on silcrete stone in Blombos Cave.
A new discovery adds to our existing understanding of Homo sapiens in Africa.
President Donald Trump shakes the hand of EPA chief Scott Pruitt after he announcing the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement on June 1, 2017. Pruitt submitted his resignation in July 2018 after a series of scandals.
Conservatives have long tried to attack regulators such as the EPA with “weaponized transparency”. Coupled with the inflation of uncertainty, the intent is to make regulations impossible.
Andrew Simms (New Weather Institute), Sally Svenlen (RE student), Larry Elliott (
Guardian), Steve Keen (Debunking Economics) and Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) symbolically nail the “33 Theses” to the door of the London School of Economics in December 2017.
Nailed to the door of the London School of Economics, the ‘33 Theses’ offer a long overdue challenge to economics dogma. But there are omissions as well.
French President Emmanuel Macron (right) talks to European Parliament, president Antonio Tajani (left) and Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel (center), during the Gothenburg summit on November 17, 2017.
The final report of the EU's summit in Sweden makes generous use of the adjective "fair". With populism and xenophobia are on the rise, could this be the basis of a new narrative for Europe?
Science itself needs to be put under the microscope and carefully scrutinised to deal with its flaws.
We are observing two new phenomena. On one hand doubt is shed on the quality of entire scientific fields or sub-fields. On the other this doubt is played out in the open, in the media and blogosphere.
Chemistry class at the Dong Tien Secondary School, Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam.
Asian Development Bank/flickr
How can we improve the PISA standardised tests?
Science is not religion, and we should not have blind faith in its powers.
Insisting that science has a monopoly on the truth invalidates dissent and undermines what should be an open dialogue between science and society.
Some questioned the concept of the Women’s March on Washington. Now scientists will march against Donald Trump. Is that a good idea?
Trump is not science's biggest problem.
Donald Trump meets with professors and students at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy in Cleveland, Ohio.
Scientists must bear some responsibility for the post-truth era and the current crisis in democracy.
With Donald Trump, science has entered the political arena.
Is the election of Donald Trump going to reignite a futile war between science and anti-science?
Under the microscope.
Science's quality control processes are under question. Scientists should think about changing the rules and extending their peer communities.
A panoramic view of the interior of the Blombos Cave, which holds fascinating insights into human evolution.
The discovery of the world's oldest jewellery at the Blombos Cave in South Africa has resulted in a paradigm shift in our understanding of human evolution.
Satellite image showing clouds over the Greenland Sea downstream of the ice edge during conditions where there was a large transfer of heat and moisture from the ocean to the atmosphere.
Loss of sea ice near Greenland and Iceland portend a colder future for Europe.
Not a good look.
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Performance enhancing or doping substances such as anabolic steroids and erythropoietin, a hormone that enhances the production of red blood cells and increases oxygen consumption in the body, are no longer…
Not just a man’s game.
The use of anabolic steroids has been associated primarily with men. But over the past few decades, we’ve been discovering more about different groups who use these drugs – including women and younger…