New Atlas Shows Dying Languages Around The World

Only one native speaker of Livonian remains on Earth, in Latvia. The Alaskan language Eyak went extinct last year when its last ...

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  • Expert: Rhinos extinct in Mozambique
    Mozambique's rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking their horns for sale in Asia.... More
  • To save endangered languages, tribes turn to tech
    ... But these are no Silicon Valley techies in town for one of the city's massive electronics shows. Many are from far-flung American Indian reservations, and their high-tech devices are serving a decidedly old-school purpose: trying to save their languages from the brink of extinction. More
  • Alaska town may ban drunk walking
    Defecating and urinating in public are already against the law in Alaska, but one small town 400 miles west of Anchorage is considering a ban of its own—and the proposed ordinance doesn't stop there. The move to beef up Bethel's public decency laws would also bar residents in the town of 6,100 from walking on city streets while drunk, reports KYUK. More
  • 220 Latvian People Stranded on Ice Floes Due to Rising Temperatures
    Two ice floes on the Latvian Coast have broken off into the Gulf of Riga, taking more than 220 people with them. Rescuers scooped up 181 victims by boat from the larger flow that broke off near Riga, while 42 others were rescued by helicopter from a smaller floe near Jurmala. More
  • Dolphin chirps may be name calling
    Imagine two dolphins swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. You hear a series of clicks, whistles and whines coming from each, much like a conversation in dolphin language... "These whistles actually turned out to be names. They're abstract names, which is unheard of in the animal kingdom beyond people," said Randall Wells, one of the authors of a new study on dolphin behavior, told CNN affiliate WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. More
  • 'Alexa, are you invading my privacy?' – the dark side of our voice assistants
    It appeared to be regurgitating requests to book train tickets for journeys he had already taken and to record TV shows that he had already watched ... “Every time I close my eyes, all I see is people ...
    10/8/2019 - 6:00 pm | View Link
  • “A Feminism Aimed at Liberating All Women Must Be Anti-Capitalist”
    Remember, finally, that our manifesto was published simultaneously in twenty languages, and several more translations are in the works. This shows that there is a widespread hunger for this ...
    10/2/2019 - 4:18 am | View Link
  • Netflix Canada in October 2019: What’s coming and going
    But now, if we want it, we can get shows from many different countries in many different languages; even though the influence of U.S. TV is unavoidable ... A horror film about a woman who returns home ...
    09/30/2019 - 10:36 am | View Link
  • Trudeau addressed his blackface controversy for a second time. Here’s what he said
    WATCH: Video shows Trudeau in blackface in 3rd instance of racist makeup 0:57 ... in investments in education and in new schools and in new health centres and investments in Indigenous languages and ...
    09/19/2019 - 7:12 am | View Link
  • Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada launches in Toronto
    TORONTO -- A learning resource described as a comprehensive atlas on Indigenous lands, languages and culture in Canada was launched in Toronto on Wednesday after two years of input from the ...
    08/29/2018 - 9:32 am | View Link
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