Archive for January 21st, 2017:

Babies remember their birth language

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The first year of life is a time of astonishing linguistic development Babies build knowledge about the language they hear even in the first few months of life, research shows. If you move countries and forget your birth language, you retain this hidden ability, according to a study. Dutch-speaking adults

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Gore ‘hoping for best’ from Trump over climate

Image copyright Sundance Institute Image caption An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power focuses on Al Gore’s climate campaigning Former US Vice President Al Gore says he believes climate change campaigners will “win” the debate, even with a new president in the White House who has previously called global warming “a hoax.” At the world premiere

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Larsen ice crack continues to open up

The crack that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg in the Antarctic has continued to spread. The rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown a further 10km since 1 January. If the fissure propagates just 20km more, it will free a tabular berg one-quarter the size of Wales. That would make it

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