Scientists have long assumed that the sounds humans can make are limited by our biology. New evidence shows, however, that it may be thanks to a change in our prehistoric ancestors’ diet that most languages today have ‘f’ and ‘v’ sounds.
Monday morning, 10:45, you are on a tram in Utrecht on your way to work when a man suddenly pulls out a gun. What do you do: Run towards it or run away? Or are you not making this choice so consciously at all?