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Social Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 26.10.2015
A glimpse of India
Kevin Greenbank, archivist at the Centre of South Asian Studies, explores the ways in which the home movie offers fascinating insights into the lives of those in front of, and behind, the camera - as rare footage of a 1935 Raj picnic shows. The Collection is perhaps most interesting when the films reveal something unintended by the film-maker Kevin Greenbank For most people, owning a mobile phone also means owning a video camera.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 01.09.2015
Stanford scholar discovers unknown Magna Carta scribe
Literary scholar Elaine Treharne painstakingly examined every letter and punctuation mark of the Salisbury Magna Carta in making her discovery about the document's origin. (Photo illustration by L.A. Cicero) Using handwriting analysis, Stanford manuscript expert Elaine Treharne shows for the first time that one of the world's most famous documents was written not by the king's own scribes, but by a cathedral scribe outside the central court.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 24.08.2015
Stanford historian says falsified medieval history helped create feminism
Through research into the first historians of medieval Europe, Professor Paula Findlen discovers that an interest in women's history began much earlier than is assumed. The British Library Detail of a miniature of medieval writer Christine de Pizan. Stanford historian Paula Findlen has studied Renaissance biographies of medieval women and says these often embellished tales represent a kind of feminism.

Art and Design - Linguistics / Literature - 05.08.2015
Operating theatre teams should review use of background music, study suggests
Operating theatre teams should review use of background music, study suggests
An analysis of video footage shows that some operating theatre teams are negatively affected by background music, during surgery. Researchers suggest that the decision to play music during an operation should be made by the entire team, taking into account both the benefits and the risks. The study, published today (5 August) in the Journal of Advanced Nursing , suggests that communication within the theatre team can be impaired when music is playing.

Linguistics / Literature - Psychology - 28.07.2015
Genders Differ Dramatically in Evolved Mate Preferences
AUSTIN, Texas - Men's and women's ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. The study of 4,764 men and 5,389 women in 33 countries and 37 cultures showed that sex differences in mate preferences are much larger than previously appreciated and stable across cultures.

Linguistics / Literature - Psychology - 02.07.2015
Americans embrace positive feelings, while Chinese prefer a balance, Stanford research shows
European Americans want to maximize positive feelings and minimize negative ones more than Chinese people do, new Stanford research shows. European Americans prefer positive feelings over negative ones while Chinese tend to experience a balance between the two, new Stanford research shows. "Culture teaches us which emotional states to value, which can in turn shape the emotions we experience," said Stanford psychology Professor Jeanne Tsai , director of the Culture and Emotion Lab on campus.

Linguistics / Literature - 22.05.2015
"Material Text Cultures" CRC to Continue Its Successful Work
The Collaborative Research Centre "Material Text Cultures. Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographic Societies" (CRC 933) will continue its successful work at Heidelberg University for another four years. After an international expert evaluation, the German Research Foundation (DFG) approved a second funding period in the amount of approx. 10 million euros.

Linguistics / Literature - 12.05.2015
Baby talk: babies prefer listening to their own kind
Everyone likes to look at young babies. But who wants to listen? Well...it turns out that other babies do. In fact, a McGill University/UQAM research team has discovered that 6-month-old infants appear to be much more interested in listening to other babies than they are in listening to adults.

Psychology - Linguistics / Literature - 10.04.2015
Shakespeare Wrote Contested Play, Suggests Psychological Text Analysis
Shakespeare Wrote Contested Play, Suggests Psychological Text Analysis
AUSTIN, Texas - Through the use of text-analysis software, University of Texas at Austin psychology researchers have identified William Shakespeare as the author of the long-contested play "Double Falsehood," as described this week in the journal Psychological Science . Questioning the authorship of the works of famous writers has always been a form of blood sport in the humanities, said James Pennebaker, the Liberal Arts Regents Centennial Professor of Psychology at the university and co-author of the study.

Event - Linguistics / Literature - 23.03.2015
Speaking a second language makes you see the world differently
Bilingual speakers have two minds in one body, new research has revealed. Speaking two languages literally changes the way we see the world, and bilingual speakers think differently to those who only use their native tongue. The new research by Panos Athanasopoulos, Professor of Linguistics and English language at Lancaster University, has found that bilinguals think and behave like two different people, depending on the language context they are operating in.

Art and Design - Linguistics / Literature - 17.02.2015
Communicating emotions
Mandarin-speaking Chinese more likely to read emotions in voices of others; English-speaking North Americans rely more on facial expressions Mandarin-speaking Chinese more likely to read emotions in voices of others; English-speaking North Americans rely more on facial expressions If you are a Mandarin-speaker from China and want to understand how someone else is feeling, you are likely to concentrate on their voice rather than on their face.

Business / Economics - Linguistics / Literature - 10.02.2015
New book finds economic fears lead to political inaction
Why aren't people who care deeply about issues like job loss, health care costs and college debt politically active on these issues? Why aren't mobilization efforts more effective? Cornell political scientist Adam Seth Levine lays out an answer to the puzzle in his new book, "American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction.

Social Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 08.10.2014
Political animosity exceeds racial hostility, new Stanford research shows
New Stanford research shows that Democrats and Republicans are increasingly polar opposites – their political biases spill over into their social lives. Along party lines and ideology, more than even race or religion, Americans are distrustful of those who are not politically similar. New Stanford research has found that Americans are increasingly divided along political party lines – and those sentiments are stronger than racial biases.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 03.09.2014
One of world’s earliest Christian charms found
03 Sep 2014 A 1,500 year-old papyrus fragment found in The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library has been identified as one the world's earliest surviving Christian charms. The remarkable document uniquely contains some of the earliest documented references to the Last Supper and 'manna from heaven'.

Linguistics / Literature - 10.07.2014
New online tool to study the works of Charles Dickens
Academics from The University of Nottingham have designed a new online linguistics tool that will help researchers and students to study the language used in novels from the 19 th Century. Professor Michaela Mahlberg from the University's Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) is leading a project team to develop the CLiC online interface — this can be used to employ computer-assisted methods to study literary texts, which will in turn lead to new insights into how readers perceive fictional characters.

Physics - Linguistics / Literature - 29.05.2014
Scientists use 3D scans to uncover the truth about Richard III’s spinal condition
Research led by the University of Leicester, working with the University of Cambridge, Loughborough University and University Hospitals of Leicester, has finally uncovered the truth about Richard III's spinal condition.

Linguistics / Literature - Mechanical Engineering - 15.05.2014
International Group of Researchers Shows Emissions From Forests Influence Very First Stage of Cloud Formation
News Brief: Chinese Academy of Sciences Honors Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh as Newly Elected Foreign Member-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University : Abby Simmons / 412-268-4290 /

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 13.12.2013
Taking the heat out of jellyfish stings
13 December 2013 Everyone has their own theory about how to best relieve the pain of a jellyfish sting, however a team of University of Sydney researchers has examined a host of often-used methods to determine which is the most effective. Their research, published in the Cochrane Library this week, has revealed that the best way to relieve the pain of a sting is not vinegar as commonly thought, but hot water immersion.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 29.11.2013
Archaeologists find more bodies at Durham University site
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. Archaeologists find more bodies at Durham University site Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of many more human bodies at a dig on the City's World Heritage Site, providing clear evidence of a centuries-old mass grave.

Computer Science / Telecom - Linguistics / Literature - 27.11.2013
Detecting Twitter users’ gender, en français
Data miners have been hard at work trying to figure out the attributes of Twitter users - such as gender and age - that aren't explicitly revealed on Twitter feeds. That information could be hugely valuable to marketers, enabling them to target messages to their desired audience. Nearly all the research done so far, however, has focused on English users and content.

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