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An Apple employee explains the features of the new iMac, including its Retina 5K display.
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October 27, 2014 Commentator Tania Lombrozo uses Apple's new Retina 5K display offering to illustrate a deep point about the limits of human learning.
Shakespeare's handwriting may offer clues to a mysterious passage in Thomas Kyd's Spanish Tragedy.
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August 14, 2013 Also: Foreign Policy's blog The Cable says there's fresh evidence the CIA kept tabs on Noam Chomsky; new books from Dave Eggers and Ron Burgundy.
September 10, 2012 In a new book, Tufts University cognitive scientist Ray Jackendoff offers a familiar picture of language and its place in our lives. Commentator Alva Noë casts a skeptical eye on Jackendoff's argument.
May 3, 2012 Language is a social tool, shaped by cultural values more than fixed biology — so says one linguist whose work in the Amazon stirs controversy. Commentator Barbara J. King explains why this debate about the underpinnings of language makes for good science.
The Pirahã people live along the Maici River in Brazil's Amazon region.
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April 26, 2012 Forget language genes or innate linguistic universals; language is not only learned, it's also powerfully shaped by the culture we live in. Fieldwork among Brazilian Indians led linguist Dan Everett to see culture as the leading determinant of language.
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