When we take turns speaking, we chime in after a culturally universal short gap. One of the greatest human skills becomes evident during conversations. It’s there, not in what we say but in what we don’t.
(CNN) — A succession of high-profile police shootings and racial tensions swept the United States last summer. One year later, researchers are still trying to better understand the delicate relationship
A new study documents the speed at which American English has stretched around the globe – and its influence is even felt within the UK The influence of American English has become so widespread that reach
• This week, Google announced "Pixel Buds" — wireless headphones that can translate 40 languages on the fly.• It's impressive, but most translators don't worry for their jobs any time soon.• Others more
Vocabulary pop quiz. Define the following words: “hypergamy,” “femoids,” “meeks.” If you got all of those right, you’re on your way to becoming fluent in alt-right. No political movement has created an
Children are losing the ability to hold a conversation because of their use of technology, the best-selling author of the Wimpy Kid series has said. Jeff Kinney, who created the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books,
Presenters defiant as hundreds of listeners say use of Te Reo on radio and television excludes those who don’t speak the language High-profile New Zealand media personalities are refusing to back down
Not a lot of things last over a thousand years; even fewer last over 10,000. Yet a British research team has put together a list of what they called "ultraconserved words," or words that have remained
The robots are coming, and they can read. Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test. "This is
Sometime around 2012 or 2013, my daughters stopped speaking in Konkani, our mother tongue. It isn’t entirely clear what provoked it, perhaps it was a teacher at their Mumbai school encouraging students
If you’re in the US watching the Olympics on NBC, chances are, you’re saying Pyeongchang wrong. Both the way the name has been written in Roman script and the way that the TV network has persisted in it
What three decades in journalism has taught me about the persistence of racism in the US Over the course of 2014, America seemed to reawaken to one of its oldest preoccupations: the reality of how race
The day I met Brown Sanders, he asked if I could help him get rehired at a job he lost for being black, poor, scared, and desperate. I was a 26-year-old adjunct at Vassar College and Brown was the first
The South represents slavery and bigotry. Living here has emboldened me like nowhere else I've been before. I almost swerved off the road the first time I saw cotton in full bloom. I had seen the dull
Goldman Sachs and Teen Vogue picked out young women ages 13-29 that they defined as fashion forward, and polled these select girls in the fall to find out which brands they love the most. These "It Girls,"
News that billionaire Peter Thiel is funding Hulk Hogan’s trial against news website Gawker set the media and technology worlds on fire last week, sparking a conversation about the ultra-wealthy’s role