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Can dogs understand human language?

Can dogs understand human language?

“If you can hear me human, for the love of all that is holy, why did you do this to me!?” Let’s talk dogs (Andics et. al. 2016) The short answer is no, dogs do not understand human language. A recent study published in the journal Science looked at this question using functional Magnetic ResonanceRead more about Can dogs understand human language?[…]

Systemic Generational Neglect – A Problem for Millennials

Systemic Generational Neglect – A Problem for Millennials

If you are going to watch the world burn, at least pull up a chair. Right now it seems like the world is falling apart. The divisions that plague our society seem to have grown from a small, docile creek to a large, impassable canyon. One such example is the divide in the US betweenRead more about Systemic Generational Neglect – A Problem for Millennials[…]

Problems with CPS’ (Chicago Public Schools) Racial and Ethnic Demographic Data

Problems with CPS’ (Chicago Public Schools) Racial and Ethnic Demographic Data

Unless you like talking about population and demographic data this is going to be a rather boring post, if you DO like talking about population and demographic data then settle yourself down and make sure to keep your eyes on the screen. If you are saying “I am about to check out and click awayRead more about Problems with CPS’ (Chicago Public Schools) Racial and Ethnic Demographic Data[…]

The ABSOLUTELY outrageous cost of textbooks

The ABSOLUTELY outrageous cost of textbooks

Background “Books in a shopping cart in a library – 8459” by Jorge Royan – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Why I care Simple answer, I have to buy them. More complex answer, they betray a lot of socio-economical issues plaguing academia. There are multiple issues that I could talkRead more about The ABSOLUTELY outrageous cost of textbooks[…]

Can elephants can differentiate between different groups of people?

Can elephants can differentiate between different groups of people?

Elephant’s never forget a voice apparently! In this fascinating piece of science, elephant researchers have figured out that the these giant walking tanks are able to pick out different groups of people based on their voices. The researchers from the University of Sussex and Amboseli Elephant Research Project recently published their work in Proceedings ofRead more about Can elephants can differentiate between different groups of people?[…]