Science or Fiction
A new analysis finds that iconicity – the sound of words reflecting their meaning – is not rare as once thought but can be found throughout the English language. http://www.as.miami.edu/news/news-archive/finding-iconicity-in-spoken-languages-.html
Brown-headed cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds to be raised, but a new study finds that female cowbirds track the wellbeing of their abandoned offspring. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150909125155.htm
Researchers have developed a capsule that automatically degrades medication after a specific length of time to prevent water contamination from discarded medication. http://www.sciencenewsline.com/articles/2015090915050004.html
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found” - Miguel de Unamuno