Tag Archives: Science

Change Your Language, Change Your Personality

Is there someone in your life who could do with a personality overhaul or perhaps are you looking to have a change of outlook yourself? Well, we have a solution for that you may not have ever considered, one that will give you a brand new skill at the same time. What is this magical(…)


Natural Selection and the Rules of Language

Despite being considered a humanities subject, language crosses boundaries with science more often than you’d think. With that in mind, it seems the jig is up. Sorry language sticklers: it appears that a new study by evolutionary biologists at UPenn looking at the natural patterns and standard use of English from 11 CE up to the(…)


Write Simpler, Understand More

Jargon. Wordiness. Unnecessary flowery, or technical language can make any reader switch off about three words into any sentence. When you’re excluded by vocabulary that you have to work to figure out, the task of reading becomes tedious, boring; spare a thought, please, for language learners dealing with your clever words rather than plain speech.(…)


The Language Behind Science

Scientists, those of us in pursuit of knowledge rather than lining our pockets or seeking our own personal gain, can be relied upon to be the most neutral of the neutral, the pinnacle of unbiased thinking in a world that is so tarnished by opinion and personal point of view. Right? Mmm, sort of. Science,(…)


From Outer Space with Love?

Fact: Russian scientists have predicted that humanity will encounter aliens by 2031. In June of 2011, top Russian astronomer Andrei Finkelstein was quoted as saying, “Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years.” Believing that the laws of life – the rules by which organisms arise and reproduce on our(…)