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The secret language of trees – Camille Defrenne and Suzanne Simard

The secret language of trees – Camille Defrenne and Suzanne Simard

Most of the forest lives in the shadow of the giants that make up the highest canopy. These are the oldest trees, with hundreds of children and thousands of grandchildren. They check in with their neighbors, sharing food, supplies, and Read more…


How interpreters juggle two languages at once – Ewandro Magalhaes

How interpreters juggle two languages at once – Ewandro Magalhaes

In 1956, during a diplomatic reception in Moscow, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev told Western Bloc ambassadors, “My vas pokhoronim!” His interpreter rendered that into English as, “We will bury you!” This statement sent shockwaves through the Western world, heightening the Read more…


Aphasia: The disorder that makes you lose your words – Susan Wortman-Jutt

Aphasia: The disorder that makes you lose your words – Susan Wortman-Jutt

Language is an essential part of our lives that we often take for granted. With it, we can communicate our thoughts and feelings, lose ourselves in novels, send text messages, and greet friends. It’s hard to imagine being unable to Read more…


How do viruses jump from animals to humans? – Ben Longdon

How do viruses jump from animals to humans? – Ben Longdon

At a Maryland country fair in 2017, the prize pigs were not looking their best. Farmers reported feverish hogs with inflamed eyes and running snouts. But while fair officials worried about the pigs, the Maryland department of health was concerned Read more…