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Researchers discover human-like vowel sounds in baboons’ calls

Researchers discover human-like vowel sounds in baboons’ calls

The origin of human speech could reach back as many as 25 million years as researchers have discovered distinct human-like vowel sounds in the grunts and mating calls of non-human primates Guinea baboons.

Led by Grenoble Alpes University’s Dr. Louis-Jean Boe, a team of experts studied the acoustics of a total of 1,335 baboon sounds as well as the animals’ tongue anatomy.

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New study vindicates giant impact theory vindicated

New study vindicates giant impact theory vindicated

A new study by researchers from Israel and France has vindicated the giant impact theory following years of mystery surrounding the evolution of the moon.

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Stunning tide makes France’s Mont Saint-Michel an island

Stunning tide makes France’s Mont Saint-Michel an island

A wide ranging tide, which rushes in and out along the whole northern French coast, converted the famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday and then returned.

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Half hour sleep can reverse effects of poor sleep, study

Half hour sleep can reverse effects of poor sleep, study

According to a new study, a short nap of about half an hour can reverse the effects of poor sleep among people.

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