Folium: Make More Rational Decisions by Using a Foreign Language via Lifehacker

… Folium: Make More Rational Decisions by Using a Foreign Language via Lifehacker … In accordance with the great Wikipedia, “bias” is an inclination to present or hold a partial perspective at the expense of (possibly equally valid) alternatives. Anything biased generally is one-sided, and therefore lacks a neutral point of view. There is a […]

Folium: The True Size of Africa via Kai Krause

Folium: The True Size of Africa via Kai Krause

Folium: The True Size of Africa via Kai Krause “To put a city in a book, to put the world on one sheet of paper — maps are the most condensed humanized spaces of all…They make the landscape fit indoors, make us masters of sights we can’t see and spaces we can’t cover.” – Robert […]

Folium: The World’s Population Density Visualized via Gizmodo

Folium: The World’s Population Density Visualized via Gizmodo So, first and foremost, this article is a Gizmodo feature of a web site designed by Derek Watkins. His website is interactive and I totally recommend playing with the website before reading any further! Population Density via http://www.dwtkns.com/density/ Pretty cool huh! I’m a sucker for data visualization, especially […]

Folium: Sun to Keep Atacama Desert’s Grapes Growing via BBC

Folium: Sun to Keep Atacama Desert’s Grapes Growing via BBC Perhaps it is time to reconsider how we define the word resource. Chile is a mining country, it has always been a mining country. More than 70% of Chile’s exports are copper and iron ore deposits that are pulled year after year from the Andes […]

Folium: Use Photos To Ask For Directions in Foreign Countries via Lifehacker

Folium: Use Photos To Ask For Directions in Foreign Countries via Lifehacker File this post under survival! What do you do when you want to travel, but can’t breach the language barrier? Taking photos of maps, landmarks, and common objects can help you go a long way in a foreign land. This is why smartphones […]

Folium: Google expands Google Street view to Brazil and Mexican Ruins via Engadget

Folium: Google expands Google Street view to Brazil and Mexican Ruins via Engadget This isn’t the first time we’ve covered improvements to Google Street View in Folium, and I have the feeling that it definitely won’t be the last. However… I consider this a good thing. Bring on the future of travel! (Or at least […]

Folium: Foreign Accent Syndrome via SWNS

Creative Commons Media via Flickr User Zion Fiction Folium: Foreign Accent Syndrome via SWNS via SWNS The human brain is an amazing thing. It seems like the more we discover, the less we actually understand… FAS, or “foreign accent syndrome”, affects only a few people in the entire world. Yet this disorder has gained national attention […]

Folium: Latin America Lures Chinese Tourists via CNN

Creative Commons Media via Wikimedia Commons Folium: Latin America Lures Chinese Tourists via CNN I remember the opening ceremonies for the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, China. The Today Show did weeks of ramp-up and segments on Chinese history and culture. There was something exotic and mysterious about the Chinese people, and even more so […]

Folium: Crowdsourcing Could Help Deaf People Subtitle Their Everyday Life via Gizmodo

Image by Flickr User dno1967b under Creative Commons. Folium: Crowdsourcing Could Help Deaf People Subtitle Their Everyday Life via Gizmodo First of all, shout out to the University of Rochester! It’s good to see local research reach the global stage. It’s also a reminder that big things can happen anywhere. The University of Rochester is […]

Folium: 35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary via Mentalfloss

Folium: 35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary via Mentalfloss English seems to be a rather hot-button topic in the academic world lately, we just published a new article a few days ago about the rapid evolution of English over the past 500 years. Now, here it is in action today! English is an […]