It seems the ability to speak started evolving from fish. The rudimentary capabilities of neurons and brain structure indicate this. Read a LiveScience article, and the Cornell University publication about Professor Andrew Bass that is heading up the team in this research.
This American from Texas wants to base citizenship on learning English. Look at the sign. She needs to learn a thing or two. Article at SFgate, discussion on Digg and here is one of my favorite comics on this issue: xkcd.
Young Me Now Me is a fascinating web site. It has pictures of people. One picture is when each person was young, the other is a current picture of the person in the same pose. I can’t stop looking at them.
Penguin Books has commissioned 6 authors to tell 6 digital stories, one each week, for 6 weeks. The last one, and I think what is going to be the best one, is coming up on April 22. This is the future of literature, where a linear paper-based model is no longer applicable to the way…
A judge in Pennsylvania has ordered 4 robbers who needed translators to learn English in one year or get put in jail for two years. WILKES-BARRE – Learn English or go to jail. That’s the succinct directive Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. made as part of his sentence to four criminals on Tuesday….