Science & Technology

Quadrilingual Nuns Less Prone to Dementia

The ability to speak four or more languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study of U.S.-based nuns by researchers at Canada’s University of Waterloo. “Multilingualism and Dementia...

Poly Aims to Share ALL the World’s Languages

Poly began after a successful Kickstarter campaign last year as an open source, modern software built to share and learn languages in text and video. The project was created by Wikitongues founders and directors...

The Human EdTech for Diversity

LeiLani Cauthen argues for the symbiosis of teacher connection and technological advancement  Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. It can bridge language-learning gaps and increase access with automation so fine that it can literally speak...

Study Shows Brain’s Innate Capacity for Reading

The human brain is predisposed to visualizing words, even before individuals acquire literacy, according to a team of researchers at Ohio State University. Their paper, published in Scientific Reports, focuses on a region of the...
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Bilinguals Solve Math Differently Depending on the Language

A recent study has found that...

Social Climbing

Yue Meng and Nile Stanley see the educational value in social networking sites If you type “Facebook educational usage” into Google, it will show millions of relevant sites in just .278 seconds. With the popularity...

Australian Scientists Find Link Between Language Diversity and Climate

Language diversity is closely linked to a region’s climate, rather than being purely incidental, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers have also found that language diversity is more...
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Babies Retain Birth Language

A new study has found that languages learned very early in life are subconsciously retained even when there is no conscious memory of the early experience remaining. The study, conducted by Radboud University, Western...

CDC to Colleges: ‘Consider’ Canceling Exchange Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. has released guidance for institutes of higher education with students participating in foreign exchange or study abroad programs. The CDC suggests students consider postponing...
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Maryland Bill Weighs Coding as a Language

The Maryland House of Delegates, Ways and Means Committee, is considering a bill (H.B. 1211) that would let county boards of education allow students to satisfy foreign language requirements by completing a certain course...
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