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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Linguists Identify 15,000-year-old ‘Ultraconserved Words’

What a cool science link. This research purports to have identified about two dozen words that haven't changed in sound in over 10K years (despite science that says languages can't last that long). The Washington Post link is excepted below:

You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes!
It’s an odd little speech. But if you went back 15,000 years and spoke these words to hunter-gatherers in Asia in any one of hundreds of modern languages, there is a chance they would understand at least some of what you were saying.
That’s because all of the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in the four sentences are words that have descended largely unchanged from a language that died out as the glaciers retreated at the end of the last Ice Age. Those few words mean the same thing, and sound almost the same, as they did then.
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One more? How about a renegade study that casts doubt on the assumption that Humans Wiped Out The Megafauna?
http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/2013/2-1-newstudyfind.jpg
New study finds no evidence for theory humans wiped out megafauna
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Using `science' to reach ONLY the 10-12 year olds you wish to reach with street advertising - see why this target market is needed to be reached in such a manner. (Hint, adults see a different message due to how tall they are.)

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The AnomalyMan Listing loves to talk about how plants communicate --  so, guess what - in addition to communicating by air via chemicals they also do it Underground With Fungus - really cool. 
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Science is discovering - does The Protein GDF11 Reverse Heart Disease? .... seems to in mice!
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