Infants Can Use Language to Learn About People's Intentions
One year olds are able to detect how speech communicates unobservable intentions, researchers have found in a study that sheds new light on how early in life we can rely on language to acquire knowledge about matters . ....
Social networking pays off more in the US than Germany
New research from North Carolina State University shows that informal social networks play an important role when it comes to finding jobs in both the United States and Germany, but those networks are significantly more important for high-paying jobs in the United States – which may contribute to economic inequality. ...
Same adaptations evolve across different insects
For years, scientists have questioned whether evolution is predictable, or whether chance events make such predictability unlikely. A study published online July 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that in the case of insects that developed resistance to a powerful plant toxin, the same adaptations have occurred independently, in separate species in different places and times. ...
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