When you’re suddenly able to understand someone despite their thick accent, or finally make out the lyrics of a song, your brain appears to be re-tuning to recognize speech that was previously incomprehensible.
Economic growth for those in the bottom half of the income distribution in the United States has stalled since the 1970s, but it’s going gangbusters for those on the upper rungs, according to new research.
Following Earth’s last ice age, which peaked 20,000 years ago, the Antarctic warmed between two and three times the average temperature increase worldwide, according to a new study by a team of American geophysicists.
A young assistant professor of physics, Surjeet Rajendran, was named one of six winners of the 2017 New Horizons In Physics Prize during a Sunday night gala announcing the annual winners of the Breakthrough Prize.
An international team of researchers who are reporting three new species of the world’s smallest salamander from the remote mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, warn that the rare creatures are already in danger of dying out.