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What Do New Yorkers Love About Their City?

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How does the way we talk about things shape the way we see them? On a hot July day, the artist Marco Santini took to the New York City subway to ask, “What do you love about New York City?” The answers will make you rethink the way language shapes our view of the world!

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How Do You Find the Right Words for Your Love?

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Have you ever felt an emotion you didn’t have the words for? This is where the beauty of other languages can step in. When it comes to love, there are a lot of feelings that English sometimes can’t quite express, but other languages have captured that magic!

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A Celebration of Falconry, Shakespeare, and 1000 Years of History!

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What do falcons, William Shakespeare, modern English, and ancient hunting techniques have to do with each other? The answer starts with the beautiful art form of falconry.

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How Saving Languages Can Save the World!

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Have you ever thought about the relationship between language and knowledge? Each of the 7000 languages spoken around the world is a powerful encyclopedia of generational wisdom. Half of these records of human history may be going extinct in the next decade, but there are amazing people out there working to save this knowledge!

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What Are Animals Trying to Say to Us?

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What if animals have been trying to tell us things all this time… and we just can’t hear them? What if we could? What sort of insights could we glean from their experience in the world? Here’s a look at how technology is bringing us closer to them.

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How Does Language Shape the Way You See the World?

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Lera Boroditsky shows us how our language shapes our perception of the world in her fascinating TED talk! What are the implications of these variations?

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Endangered Alphabets

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Have you ever considered what might happen if the alphabet you use became extinct? It’s happening slowly, but here is one person using his unique talents to change that!

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Can Bacteria Talk to Each Other?

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Can single-celled organisms like bacteria communicate, or are they blindly moving through their lifespan, like tiny organic machines? Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler has a fascinating answer.

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