Newly unveiled talking dictionaries aim to document, preserve endangered languages

Newly unveiled talking dictionaries aim to document, preserve endangered languagesLinguists at National Geographic are taking the digital route in their efforts to both document and help preserve endangered languages.
Eight new talking dictionaries were unveiled at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver on Friday.

Who are the Hmong?

Who are the Hmong?There are as many as 350,000 Hmong (the “h” is silent) living in the United States today. At first Hmong refugees settled in the Central Valley of California. Quickly, however, colonies sprouted in Montana. Then they moved to Minnesota; today the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area has the largest concentration of Hmong in the United States. The tendency to migrate is in keeping with their historic practices in Laos, some say.

Inner Awareness - Unrecognized causes of illness

Inner Awareness - Unrecognized causes of illnessIf you ask any knowledgeable doctor what the possible causes of man’s illness are, he will most likely enumerate any or a combination of the following: pathogens, such as bacteria, microbes, virus, etc.; allergens like pollen, dust, cigarette smoke, carcinogens; or cancer producing chemicals or materials.

Real Housewives of Atlanta: The Leader of the Pack

Real Housewives of Atlanta: The Leader of the PackThe trip to Africa is winding down, and last night’s episode starts out with the ladies in a feel good mood. Moved by their visit to the orphanage, the women are reminiscing about the children they met, remembering how fortunate they are and toasting each other. For a quick minute, it seems as if the women are truly able to think beyond themselves, haute labels and see the big picture for a change.

Spurlock: 100 years of 40,000 artifacts

Spurlock: 100 years of 40,000 artifactsSuspended in the entryway of the University of Illinois’ own Spurlock Museum, these words tell the story of what the museum is trying to accomplish 100 years after it originally opened on the top floor of Lincoln Hall.