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Language Evolution

Babies And Bonobos Have Much More In Common Than You May Think

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.06.2015 | Science

  Our high-pitched human baby talk may not be so unique after all.  It turns out that bonobos -- a species of great ape most closely relate...

Neanderthals Weren't Lost In Translation After All, Linguists Say

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Science

When you picture Neanderthals, you might imagine subhuman brutes grunting -- but new research suggests these ancient hominids were more articulate tha...

DISCOVERED: Rare New Language In Outback

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 06.18.2013 | Science

A new language, one that combines elements of English with traditional indigenous speech, has been discovered in northern Australia, according to a n...

How The Gift Of Gab Saved The Human Race

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Gossip has been an indispensable method for policing one another ever since, helping us to monitor good and evil as well as prevent physical conflict.