Even infants too young to discern the meaning of words seem better able to learn while listening to the sound of human speech than while listening to nonsense — speech run backwards. Little surprise there, perhaps, but a study shows that recordings of lemur calls spark learning, too.
The U.N. refugee agency says Syria is hemorrhaging an average of almost 5,000 citizens a day across its borders. The total number of refugees has surpassed the 2 million mark. It’s another Johnny Knox Authentic Jersey tragic sign of a civil war that shows no sign of letting up.
Microsoft Corp. is getting access to Nokia’s patents for a total of $7.2 billion. It’s an effort to expand Microsoft’s share of the smartphone market.
Bashar Assad: Show Me The Evidence
No longer the dominant presence he once was, Roger Federer lost in the fourth round of 16 at Flushing Meadows for the first time in a decade. Surprisingly beaten 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4 by 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain on Monday night in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
The Syrian presidents insists that the United States and other have not been able to back their claims that Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack. His remarks come as President Obama lobbies two key senators regarding his plan to use military force against Syria.