Articles of faith

A new study of the words “a” and “the” sheds light on language acquisition. [caption id="attachment_11915" align="alignnone" width="625"] The extent to which a child learns grammar by listening appears to change over time, with a…

Health Check: does the ‘G-spot’ exist?

JANE CHALMERS,| THE CONVERSATION [This article was written by Jane Chalmers from Western Sydney University and was originally published by The Conversation.] [caption id="attachment_8709" align="alignright" width="926"] We’ve all heard about the elusive G-spot, but is it real? Eleanor Beth Haswell, Author…

A check on runaway lake drainage

Draining lakes are unlikely to increase the Greenland ice sheet’s contribution to sea-level rise. [caption id="attachment_4558" align="alignnone" width="639"] Ian Joughin and David Shean work on a GPS station nearby a supraglacial lake on the western…