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Swear words: we studied speakers of languages from Hindi to Hungarian to find out why obscenities sound the way they do

SpeedKingz/Shutterstock “Skalk,” I cursed in Kelvak. It’s my favourite language to curse in – there is nothing as satisfying as the harsh consonants and default imperatives of the primary Kelvaki language. This quote is by the main character in sci-fi novel The Widening Gyre by Michael R. Johnston. Writers like Johnston who invent alien profanity […]
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Swear words: we studied speakers of languages from Hindi to Hungarian to find out why they sound the way they do

SpeedKingz/Shutterstock “Skalk,” I cursed in Kelvak. It’s my favourite language to curse in – there is nothing as satisfying as the harsh consonants and default imperatives of the primary Kelvaki language. This quote is by the main character in sci-fi novel The Widening Gyre by Michael R. Johnston. Writers like Johnston who invent alien profanity […]
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World Cup 2022: footballers run either like gazelles or grizzlies – here’s how our research can help coaches

MaciejGillert/Shutterstock Every team still competing in the Fifa World Cup is determined to get their hands on football’s ultimate prize. But willpower isn’t everything. Success on the pitch also depends on the players’ abilities to run for long distances, including high-intensity bursts and occasional short sprints. Our new research shows that footballers can be categorised […]
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Five ways drones will change the way buildings are designed

elwynn/Shutterstock Drones are already shaping the face of our cities – used for building planning, heritage, construction and safety enhancement. But, as studies by the UK’s Department of Transport have found, swathes of the public have a limited understanding of how drones might be practically applied. It’s crucial that the ways drones are affecting our […]
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Attachment theory: what people get wrong about pop psychology’s latest trend for explaining relationships

The way we bond with our primary caregiver as a child influences our interactions as an adult Liderina/Shutterstock Attachment theory is almost everywhere. In magazines and books, in the news, on social media and in our conversations with each other. Originally rooted in developmental psychology, the theory explains how we form and maintain close relationships […]
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Artemis: why it may be the last mission for Nasa astronauts

A camera mounted on the tip of one of the Orion capsule’s solar array wings captured this footage of the spacecraft and the Moon NASA Neil Armstrong took his historic “one small step” on the Moon in 1969. And just three years later, the last Apollo astronauts left our celestial neighbour. Since then, hundreds of […]
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