Why speech is unique to humans | Uncommon Descent

Even if nothing else about this article were interesting, its title would be: Vocal communication is a central feature, but language encompasses much more, as linguist and neuropsychologist Angela Friederici pointed out at a recent meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. “Language is more than

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Climate rewind: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal: New technique can efficiently convert CO2 from gas into solid particles of carbon — ScienceDaily

Scientists have harnessed liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in research that offers an alternative pathway for safely and permanently removing the greenhouse gas from our atmosphere. The new technique can convert CO2 back into carbon at room temperature, a process that’s efficient and scalable. A side benefit is that the carbon can hold electrical charge, becoming a supercapacitor, so it could potentially be used as a component in future vehicles.

Source: Climate rewind: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal: New technique can efficiently convert CO2 from gas into solid particles of carbon — ScienceDaily

Continued sea-level rise on East and Gulf coasts detailed: Nearly all non-Alaskan West Coast tide stations also saw higher seas — ScienceDaily

Interactive plots provide annual sea-level projections to 2050 for 32 localities along the US coastline from Maine to Alaska.

Source: Continued sea-level rise on East and Gulf coasts detailed: Nearly all non-Alaskan West Coast tide stations also saw higher seas — ScienceDaily

Neanderthals walked upright just like the humans of today — ScienceDaily

Neanderthals are often depicted as having straight spines and poor posture. However, these prehistoric humans were more similar to us than many assume. Researchers have shown that Neanderthals walked upright just like modern humans — thanks to a virtual reconstruction of the pelvis and spine of a very well-preserved Neanderthal skeleton found in France.

Source: Neanderthals walked upright just like the humans of today — ScienceDaily

Physicist: It’s not the answers we lack, it’s the question | Uncommon Descent

Arkani-Hamed: “We’re not building a machine that calculates answers, he says; instead, we’re discovering questions. Nature’s shape-shifting laws seem to be the answer to an unknown mathematical question.”

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