Some languages are spoken more quickly than others, but the rate of information they get across is the same.
Sarah Laskow"No matter how quickly speakers chatter, the rate of information they’re transmitting is roughly the same across languages." Let @rachgutman explain a very cool linguistics discovery to you
A pair of researchers found evidence that the insect population in a Puerto Rican rainforest was in free fall. But another team wasn’t so sure.
Sarah LaskowLast year, a pair of scientists found something scary: the population of insects in a Puerto Rican rainforest had dropped, dramatically. The likely culprit was climate change. But the story was to be much more complicated than that, @themadstone reports
The Very Short, Entirely True History of Unicorns [Sarah Laskow, Sam Beck] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <b><b>From cuddly pool floats to rainbow-colored toast toppings, unicorns--the darlings of Instagram--have never been...
Sarah LaskowA little news: I wrote a book about unicorns—the Very Short, Entirely True History of Unicorns. It’s full of natural history, medieval art, weird medicine, and, of course, narwhals. It’s out now!