Do you talk to yourself? Or even just think to yourself? Imagine losing the ability to do that. That is precisely what happened to Tinna Geula Phillips after a stroke; she went from being multilingual (six languages!) to being unable to formulate even basic sentences. Read more here: http://nautil.us/blog/what-happens-when-you-cant-talk-to-yourself
Compared to Europe with 300 languages, Africa dominates the world with its language diversity within its countries. What’s more is that despite this large number, only 13% of these languages are considered threatened. Yet, in countries like New Guinea and Australia, also considered to be areas of high language diversity, the proportion of threatened languages(…)
We live in a world where it is always becoming increasingly easier to access music from all over the world. With services like YouTube and Spotify, international music gains massive audiences. However, according to a recent study, the highest rating artists in many countries continue to be local, and international musical presence remains low key.
“In 1978, the World Meteorological Organization began using both genders to name hurricanes, in alternation. Research by Kiju Jung of the University of Illinois and colleagues, published in 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that, on the average, serious hurricanes in the U.S. with female names caused more deaths than those with(…)