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QWERTY effect creates sexy words

An intriguing new study in the journalPsychonomic Bulletin & Review shows there is a link between the meaning and interpretation of words and the letters they are composed of – a relationship the researchers have called the QWERTY effect. Cognitive scientists Kyle Jasmin of University College London and Daniel Casasanto of The New School for […]

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Unknown Writing System Uncovered On Ancient Olmec Tablet

Science magazine this week details the discovery of a stone block in Veracruz, Mexico, that contains a previously unknown system of writing; believed by archeologists to be the earliest in the Americas. The slab – named the Cascajal block – dates to the early first millennium BCE and has features that indicate it comes from […]

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