Folium: How Thinking Changes The Shape of Your Brain via Gizmodo

Folium: How Thinking Changes The Shape of Your Brain via Gizmodo “I think, therefore I am” (“Cogito ergo sum” – Descartes). Right? YouTube contains an unlimited supply of cat videos and people inflicting great amounts of pain on themselves and their friends. However, it’s easy to forget that there are people out there who really […]

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian I honestly had no idea that anyone still spoke Aramaic, and even more surprising that the few that do are living in Chicago! Aramaic, for those who are uninitiated in ancient middle-eastern languages, is believed to be the language of Christ. There are many examples and […]

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Folium: Cows “Moo” With Different Accents via BBC News

Folium: Cows “Moo” With Different Accents via BBC News This isn’t the first time we’ve discussed the world of animal linguistics, and for reference we illustrated how different languages represent (in writing) the sounds that animals make. However, this is a horse of a different color. Or, um, cow… The BBC, in whom I often […]

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Folium: If You Want A Good Job, You Need More Than One Talent via Lifehacker

Folium: If You Want A Good Job, You Need More Than One Talent via Lifehacker My parents would often tell me stories about growing up in Corning, New York. As recently as a generation ago men would graduate high school, go to work for Corning Glass Works, earn a pension, and hope to retire after […]

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Folium: Increase Your Child’s “Mental Flexibility” via Districtadministration.com

Folium: Increase Your Child’s “Mental Flexibility” via Districtadministration.com Results of 144 research studies led to the conclusion that early experience with two language systems seems to leave children with “a mental flexibility, a superiority in concept formation, and a more diversified set of mental abilities.” To paraphrase a Chinese Proverb, there is only one brilliant […]

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Folium: Asknative Gets Locals to Answer Your Travel Questions via Lifehacker

Folium: Asknative Gets Locals to Answer Your Travel Questions via Lifehacker I’m a smartphone junkie, and when I travel I often struggle to think of new ways to make my phone “smarter”. I often rely on apps like Yelp, Urbanspoon, and Google Places. However, I’ve always said that nothing beats the knowledge of a good […]

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Folium: The “Hows” and “Whys” via Notes From a Big World

Folium: The “Hows” and “Whys” via Notes From a Big World “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – […]

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Folium: Perhaps It’s Time to Rethink Exploring the World With Our Children via GoingAnyway

Folium: Perhaps It’s Time to Rethink Exploring the World With Our Children via GoingAnyway They’re the parents of three surviving quadruplets – enthusiastic 9 year olds, including one with cerebral palsy who rides in an off-road wheelchair or in Dad’s sling and requires feeding of blenderized food through a tube. In tow, a moptop four […]

Folium: YouTube's Automatic Captioning Adds Six Additional Languages via Engadget

Folium: YouTube’s Automatic Captioning Adds Six Additional Languages via Engadget

Folium: YouTube’s Automatic Captioning Adds Six Additional Languages via Engadget I envy the Google engineers. From what I understand, they are often given time to work on their own projects, or improve existing projects using original ideas. I’ve gotta believe that YouTube’s automatic captioning is one of those side projects that took a life of […]

Folium: SESAME Synchrotron is a Flash of Unity in Middle East via BBC News

Folium: SESAME Synchrotron is a Flash of Unity in Middle East via BBC News Imagine a language that could unify nations. Imagine a language that has the potential to rectify centuries of hostility and disparity as well as political and religious conflict while also bringing people from different cultures together all in the name of […]