Japan's gaming market is a world apart
The latest version of blockbuster videogame Grand Theft Auto may have stoked a worldwide buying frenzy, but the ultra-violent offering is likely to be a minnow in Japan's vast gaming market.
Gender equality creates new school boys
According to new Norwegian research, decades of gender equality measures have helped to change children's upbringing and their understanding of gender.
Why is language unique to humans?
New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.
13-yr-old Indian girl begins microbiology master's
In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.
Indigenous sign languages protected in online dictionary
A University of Melbourne researcher has helped develop the first online dictionary of sign languages used by Indigenous communities across central Australia.
Colombia natives get tablets to study in local languages
Some 3,600 indigenous Colombians who dropped out of school have received digital tablets to enable them to resume studying in their native languages, officials said Wednesday.
Detecting program-tampering in the cloud
For small and midsize organizations, the outsourcing of demanding computational tasks to the cloud—huge banks of computers accessible over the Internet—can be much more cost-effective than buying their ...
Bilingual education has spillover effect
Bilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they're not designed for, according to a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar.
New evidence that orangutans and gorillas can match images based on biological categories
The ability to form a general concept that connects what we know about the members of a category allows humans to respond appropriately when they encounter a novel member of that category. At an early age, ...
Primate calls, like human speech, can help infants form categories
Human infants' responses to the vocalizations of non-human primates shed light on the developmental origin of a crucial link between human language and core cognitive capacities, a new study reports.
Language and tool-making skills evolved at same time, study says
(Phys.org) —Research by the University of Liverpool has found that the same brain activity is used for language production and making complex tools, supporting the theory that they evolved at the same time.
Ancient artefact gets a good bake
An information technology academic's love of ancient languages and cultures has resulted in the preservation of a 4000 year-old artefact.
Study shows Jim Crow-era segregation persists in Texas schools
A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in ...
Manchester Britain's 'city of languages'
Manchester is the UK's language capital, according to researchers at The University of Manchester.