Christine Kenneally

Christine Kenneally is the author of The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language. Her writings can be found on the blog www.christinekenneally.com.

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June 20 2011 9:52 AMGoodbye, Genetic BlueprintWhat the new field of epigenetics reveals about how DNA really works.
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April 12 2010 7:05 AMThe Mystery of the Messy NotebooksWhy Agatha Christie's method was utterly deranged.
Food
June 3 2009 10:50 AMI Cook, Therefore I AmHow dropping food in fire made us human.
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Oct. 13 2008 7:32 AMA Dolphin or a Lonely Transvestite?How best to talk about English in English.
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March 17 2008 12:11 PMWhat Slate's Reading This MonthBook reviews in 300 words or less.
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Oct. 17 2007 11:37 AMWatch Your LanguageWhat our words reveal about our minds, but not about the world.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 12 2004 2:01 PMFear and LoathingA new study shows that being risk-averse may shorten your life.
The XX Factor
Dec. 3 2010 3:35 PMBook of the Week: "Piano Lessons" by Anna Goldsworthy
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Oct. 5 2009 7:03 AMHow Nice Are We?What chimps can teach us about our mess of emotions.
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Dec. 1 2008 10:44 AMOf Ants and MenCompare the two civilizations, and who wins?
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April 7 2008 7:39 AMThesaurus UnboundIf Roget's is becoming a relic, what lies ahead?
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Feb. 1 2008 7:29 AMWinter BooksWhat Slate is reading this winter.
Explainer
Dec. 30 2004 5:47 PMSurviving the TsunamiWhat Sri Lanka's animals knew that humans didn't.
Explainer
Nov. 15 2002 4:57 PMHow do you authenticate a sound recording?
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