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Can emotional AI make Anki’s new robot into a lovable companion?

Known for its hyperactive toys, the company spent years developing technologies to tackle its greatest challenge yet–subtlety.<p>If there’s a robot uprising anytime soon, it seems unlikely to start in our living rooms. Robotic vacuums like Roomba sell well because they are so handy. But other types of …

Robotics

Everyone in This Village Can Speak Sign Language So Deaf Residents Can Be Treated Equally

Instead of ostracizing their deaf residents, this little village made up their own form of sign language so everyone could communicate.The post …

How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language

It happened on the playground.<p>Of all the changes within Nicaragua to come out of the overthrow of the Somoza regime by the Sandinistas in 1979, …

Linguistics

The Times finally gets to the bottom of Trump supporters: It turns out they're garbage human beings

In contrast, almost all of the people I know in my hometown in Nebraska proudly supported him. They glossed over his infidelities and stressed that …

Donald Trump

Why no-one speaks Indonesia's language

Bahasa Indonesia was adopted to make communication easier across the vast Indonesian archipelago, but its simplicity has only created new barriers.<p>The woman stood in her roadside stall in a quiet neighbourhood in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, chopping tomatoes, beans and spinach, plus one red …

Language

Nervous to Practice a New Language? Try AI, Duolingo Says

Duolingo's CEO explains why people are more comfortable talking to an AI while learning a new language, and how free services can help lift people …

Where the ‘No Ending a Sentence With a Preposition’ Rule Comes From

It all goes back to 17th-century England and a fusspot named John Dryden.<p>There are thousands of individual rules for proper grammatical use of any …

What Language Are They Speaking in ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Episode 8?

If you are watching tonight’s episode of <i>Westworld</i>, Season 2 Episode 8, you’ll quickly notice that almost the entire episode is in a foreign language …

Can you lose your native language?

It’s possible to forget your first language, even as an adult. But how, and why, this happens is complex and counter-intuitive.<p>I’m sitting in my kitchen in London, trying to figure out a text message from my brother. He lives in our home country of Germany. We speak German to each other, a language …

Language Learning

13 Books About The English Language That Will Change What You Know About Writing And Reading

Language is a funny thing. If you're reading this sentence, for example, there's a good chance that you speak and understand English perfectly well. …

Can you learn a language with an app? What the research says

Language learning apps are very popular in app stores worldwide – and are said to be revolutionising language learning. These apps offer …

'You need to speak English': Encounters in viral videos show Spanish is still polarizing in the U.S.

Natalia Meneses was shopping at a Walmart in Georgia this yearwhen her 3-year-old daughter began a conversation that triggered an ugly experience.<p>The little girl did not blurt out a profanity or otherwise say anything inappropriate. She simply pointed out flower hair clips to her mother: "Mira, …

District 214 schools move to end Mandarin language program, bucking national trend

John Hersey High School senior Olivia Marunde’s passion for Mandarin was sparked in fourth grade after a grant from the Chinese government brought a pilot language program to her elementary school in Arlington Heights.<p>Olivia continued her Mandarin studies through Thomas Middle School — a “fantastic …

A Linguist Explains Why 'Laurel' Sounds Like 'Yanny'

It’s the audio version of The Dress.<p>Listen to this recording. Before you go any further, just listen to it.<p>Late Monday night, this tweet was posted by a 20-year-old Instagram “influencer” named Cloe Feldman. It appears to be a screengrab of a poll that also appears on Feldman’s Instagram account …

President Declares State of Emergency After White Tears Flood Correspondents’ Dinner

I’ve seen a lot of white things in my life.<p>I once watched a man tongue-kiss his dog as if it were prom night. Just the other day, I witnessed a …

German student invents own language

Fynn Schlemminger knew exactly what he wanted to do for his A-levels special project: create a language from scratch. And that’s exactly what he did. The invented language is called Garadálava, and, according to its creator, it is unique. “The premise of creating Garadálava was to make it unlike …

The time it takes to learn a new language depends on what you want to do with it

If you go by the ads for some language learning apps, you can “have a conversation in a new language in three weeks”.<p>But the experience of most …

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates Speak French Before & After Attending Middlebury’s Immersion Program

The many fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates, longtime <i>Atlantic</i> correspondent and author of books like <i>The Beautiful Struggle</i> and <i>Between the World and Me</i> (not to …

Kenyan tribe readies for the death of its native tongue

Fewer than 10 elders speak Yakunte, a language native to Kenya's Yaaku people that the UN has classified as 'extinct'.<p><b>Doldol, Kenya -</b> Rashid Njapaa bends down to check on a newborn sheep.<p>It's a windy Saturday morning and the father of seven, dressed in a faded, navy track jacket and printed yellow …

Almost halfway through, The Alienist decides to try being a good show

<i>“Can I ask you to button my boots?”</i><p><i>The Alienist</i> has had a rocky beginning—partially in attempting to adapt the source material, and partially in …

TV

Your smartphone camera can help you shop faster. Here's how.

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

Image Search

9 subtle signs that you're talking to a psychopath

For years, scientists have known that psychopaths' brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.<p>But since you probably don't have brain scans at your disposal, there are some other ways to tell if you …

Psychology

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but …

Linguistic experts explain the best ways to learn a second language in the information age

If you didn’t study any foreign languages in school, picking one up as an adult can be challenging, since the human brain is best-equipped to absorb …

30+ amazing resources for reading (and learning!) Spanish

With Spanish as your target language, you know how important it is to learn lots of Spanish words and pick up basic grammar.<p>One of the best ways …

Language Learning

7 Common Language Learning Strategies That Don’t Work (And How to Fix Them)

Here’s a common scenario: you decide to learn a language and tell your all friends and family your plans.Then they tell you about the “best” way to …

Language Learning

How To Learn Foreign Language Easily And Quickly - {Best Methods}

Studying foreign languages online is really a great task and learning foreign language also makes you compatible to live in an another country too. …

Why Swearing Might Actually Be Good for You

How dropping the f-bomb could make you physically stronger, less stressed, and more resilient.<p>Emma Byrne, PhD, thinks it’s a damn shame cursing gets …

The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant - MIT Technology Review

It’s the Monday morning following the opening weekend of the movie <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, and Eric C. Leuthardt is standing in the center of a floodlit …