Worried you won't be understood while wearing a mask? Don't be. We studied how people sound while talking through fabric and the results are encouraging.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
May 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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It's all about context.
March 4, 2020 • ~6 min
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