Flight safety is at risk when communication breaks down

Here's why communication and language are so important when it comes to flight safety for travelers around the world.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State | Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture aircraft communication languages safety

A.I. amplifies ‘help speech’ to fight hate speech online

Artificial intelligence can help fight hate speech online by boosting social media comments that support marginalized groups, researchers say.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture internet languages refugees rhetoric social-media

Kids have better vocab by 3 when parents read to them

Regardless of their risk for facing learning, attention, or behavioral development problems, reading to kids is associated with better vocabulary skills.

Jennifer Forbes-Rutgers | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture attention language learning parents reading vocabulary

Should targeted groups reclaim slurs to neutralize them?

"When a group is seen as taking control of a historically disparaging term, it can indeed neutralize the insulting content of the term,"

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture uncategorized languages laws

By 7 years old, kids get that hypocrisy is wrong

Even little kids can understand the idea of hypocrisy, and think people that do something they've previously said is wrong should get a harsher punishment.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture language

Discovery is a key to deciphering this lost Minoan language

The eccentric English architect Michael Ventris famously cracked Linear B in 1952. A new discovery is a step toward deciphering a tougher challenge: Linear A.

Andrew Trounson-Melbourne | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture greece history languages

‘Tear down this wall’ was almost cut from Reagan speech

President Ronald Reagan's 1987 call to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" came close to being left unsaid.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture history language rhetoric us-presidents united-states

Your brain builds abstract concepts with 3 types of meaning

Researchers have found the regions of the brain that help us form and process abstract concepts like "ethics" and "freedom."

Carnegie Mellon-HCII | Nov. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains cognition language

Exec’s words can signal red flags for investors

Machine learning can use the words that executives speak on earnings calls to flag investment risks like credit risk, future bankruptcy, and more.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business investments language machine-learning money

Deaf babies with Deaf parents have serious gaze skills

"Informal observations of Deaf infants interacting with their Deaf parents have suggested that these infants possess keen control over their eye-gaze behavior."

Kim Eckart-Washington | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology babies deafness families hearing learning parents sign-language vision

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