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Neurons Translate Noises Into Brain ‘Languages’
Scientists have observed one of the brain’s fundamental transformations of information.
April 30, 2015
University of Oregon
How the Language You Speak Changes Your View of the World
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia.
April 29, 2015
How the Apple Watch Might Make Us Dumber
On Monday, Apple will reveal the full specifications for the much anticipated Apple Watch at in San Francisco. ...
March 8, 2015
Absorbed in Translation: The Art – and Fun – of Literary Translation
I recently stumbled upon a post that describes the process of literary translation as "soul-crushing." That's news to ...
February 7, 2015
Juliet Winters Carpenter
3 Distinguished Linguists Examine Mysterious Origin of Native Americans
Who peopled the New World, and when? Native American origins aren't so clear-cut, some experts say, citing genetic ...
January 21, 2015
Keeping Actively Bilingual Makes Our Brains More Efficient at Relaying Information
There is increasing evidence that bilingualism can affect how the brain works.
January 17, 2015
The Last Hieroglyphic Language on Earth and an Ancient Culture Fighting to Survive
The Dongba symbols are an ancient system of pictographic glyphs created by the founder of the Bön religious ...
October 21, 2014
Google Glass Software Adds Captions to Conversation
New speech-to-text software for Google Glass can help hard-of-hearing people with everyday conversations.
October 5, 2014
How to Train a Baby to Learn Language Faster (Video)
Brain scans show that training babies to distinguish language sounds from other sounds can speed up development in ...
October 3, 2014
Adorbs New Words Will Only Really Join the English Language When We See Them in Print
Listicle: an article made up of lists. This may be regarded as Bare lazy as it obviates the ...
August 22, 2014
Teen Speaks 20 Languages; See YouTube’s Most Famous Polyglots
Perhaps the most notorious polyglot on the internet is 18-year-old teenager Tim Doner. The above video features a ...
August 22, 2014
The Mysterious Origins of Some Dead or Dying Languages
Some languages have nothing in common with other known languages, their origins shrouded in mystery. Some of these ...
August 20, 2014
Woman Writes With Hands and Feet Simultaneously (Video)
Not long ago Chen Siyuan made headlines for her ability to write with both hands at the same ...
August 2, 2014
Baby’s Brain ‘Rehearses’ Before First Words
Infants' brains are preparing them to act on the world by practicing how to speak before they actually ...
July 25, 2014
University of Washington
16 Wonderful Words That Don’t Translate Into English
Language is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, some words cannot be translated accurately into English, but they have wonderfully ...
July 14, 2014
Viking Berserkers—Fierce Warriors or Drug-Fuelled Madmen?
The meaning of the word 'berserk' originates with the Viking berserkers, the fierce warriors who were known for ...
July 6, 2014
Love, Peace and the Plight of the Air Hostess: Google Opens Its Brain to Armchair Linguists
I downloaded a new keyboard onto my phone yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see it suggesting the ...
June 29, 2014
The Origin of the Phrase “Mad As A Hatter” (Video)
The phrase 'mad as a hatter' is often associated with one who is crazy, which is odd because ...
June 27, 2014
Origin Of the Phrase ‘Grasping at Straws’ (Video)
Grasping at straws is one last attempt to save yourself from the complete and utter embarrassment of failure. ...
June 27, 2014
The Origin of the Phrase Caught Red Handed
To be caught red handed means you've been caught doing an illegal or shameful act. One theory is ...
June 23, 2014
Four New Words You Can Eat
Merriam-Webster has released its new dictionary words for 2014. Most of them relate to social media like hashtag, ...
June 23, 2014
7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: June 1
A look at our world through local headlines on June 1, 2014: "Toddler incubates nest of deadly snakes," ...
June 1, 2014
7 Longest Words in the World
Learn to pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and find out if you have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
May 16, 2014
Learning Chinese for More Than Business
Everyone's learning Chinese. When one of every five people on the planet is said to speak Chinese, it ...
May 4, 2014
Epoch Times Staff
Do Yelp Food Reviews Expose the Inner Self?
Word choice in online restaurant reviews reveals a lot about people’s inner worlds, according to new research. The ...
April 13, 2014
Clifton B. Parker
Learning the Language of Our Hearts
My heart and I have been working on our communication skills lately.
April 4, 2014
Quebec Language Watchdog Launches Review After ‘Pastagate’ Fallout
Quebec will launch a review of its language authority after widespread criticism of overzealous language inspectors.
February 26, 2013
Hong Kong Leader Denounces Visiting US Officials for ‘Bias’ Views of Protests
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Ted Cruz Urges Administration to Release Transcripts of Biden’s Calls With Ukraine
Isabel van Brugen
US Lawmaker Criticizes Beijing Bullying After Visa Denial
Tens of Thousands of Hong Kong Protesters Plead for US Help
Gaetz Kicked Out of Impeachment Hearing, Claims Democrats Barring House Judiciary Committee Members
Trump: 1,000 US Troops Leaving Syria to Remain in the Region to Stop ISIS Revival
Mimi Nguyen Ly
China’s Latest Trade Data Reveal Economic Trouble Ahead, as Future of US–China Trade Talks Remains Unclear