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Family labels framed similarly across cultures

Descriptions of kin reflect trade-off between simplicity and utility

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2:26pm, May 24, 2012

Scientists may have found a couple of principles of relativity in family trees from different cultures.

Kin connections get defined in a dizzying number of ways from one language to another. But a new study, conducted by cogn

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