The Maya language doesn't acknowledge time, not even with prepositions like "before" and "after." These kinds of linguistic tics are often overlooked or outright lost when we talk about translation, but there's also a lot we can learn from them about the powers of perception and language.
Native Land is an explorable, interactive map that shows the lands once inhabited by native and indigenous peoples of the Earth, their language groups, and the treaties to which they were parties. You can type in the name of your community to see who lived there; the Shawnee and Osage once ranged over the valleys… READ THE REST
It looks like a duck and talks like a duck talking like a human. A duck named Ripper who lives in Australia's Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve learned to say "You bloody fool," providing further evidence to scientists that ducks can imitate human speech. Listen above! Ripper also imitates the sound of its aviary door slamming while… READ THE REST
"Guy" wasn't a word until the early 1600s when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the English Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot. The name became an insult, and addressing a group as "you guys" would have been met with hostility. Guy was an uncommon name in England, but may have been popular in York on… READ THE REST
Whatever age we may be, we can always stand to learn something new, even if we're years removed from school. If you're looking to pick up some new skills, consider these 21 courses, which range from coding and IT to essential life skills. Plus, each of these courses goes for $10 a piece. That's a… READ THE REST
Every modern-day gamer knows that the only way to properly get the most out of their console is to have access to its premium online subscription service. With these services, you can reap the benefits of things like online multiplayer, special discounts and DLC, exclusive game collections, and so much more. And if you happen… READ THE REST
From tasks as simple as checking the weather to scrolling through Facebook with your morning coffee, iPads have become an integral part of our day-to-day. While you can do a lot of your phones these days, there's just something to be said about having a larger, portable screen in your hands, making you more mobile… READ THE REST