Microsoft wins applause for tone-preserving translation (w/ Video)
Google trumpets Dart release as first stable version
Language structure arises from balance of clear and effective communication
When learning a new language, we automatically organize words into sentences that will be both clearly understood and efficient (quick) to communicate. That's the finding of a new study reported today in the Proceedings of ...
Study demonstrates evolution of stereotypes
Duolingo launches as crowdsourced translation service
Game system castAR debuts at Maker Faire
Linguist study finds core group of words has survived for 15,000 years
No 'silver bullet' for science standards
America's K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science.
Can one buy the right to name a planet? IAU responds
In the light of recent events, where the possibility of buying the rights to name exoplanets has been advertised, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) wishes to inform the public that such schemes have ...
Computer scientists develop video game that teaches how to program in Java
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in Java, ...
How human language could have evolved from birdsong
"The sounds uttered by birds offer in several respects the nearest analogy to language," Charles Darwin wrote in "The Descent of Man" (1871), while contemplating how humans learned to speak. Language, he ...
Song sparrows escalate territorial threats (w/ Video)
Territorial song sparrows use increasingly threatening signals to ward off trespassing rivals. First an early warning that matches the intruder's song, then wing waving – a bird's version of "flipping the bird" – as the ...
Computerized 'Rosetta Stone' reconstructs ancient languages
University of British Columbia and Berkeley researchers have used a sophisticated new computer system to quickly reconstruct protolanguages – the rudimentary ancient tongues from which modern languages evolved.
Wikipedia targets one billion users by 2015
Wikipedia is aiming to use mobile phones to reach a billion people by 2015, a senior executive has said, doubling the present number.