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
  • Cam Newton couldn’t be more perfect for Patriots
    Thinking out loud...while trying to remember what comes after "Beta" in the Greek alphabet... ? Ok, show of hands. Who still thinks bringing Supercam into Foxboro wasn't a good idea? ? I'll question ...
    09/25/2020 - 7:49 am | View Link
  • Thinking out loud: Cam Newton couldn't be more perfect for Patriots
    That they were in it at the end, stopped at the goal line after trailing by double-digits in the 4 th quarter, shows this could still be a better ... Chicago Bears’ teammate Brian Piccolo, who was ...
    09/25/2020 - 7:49 am | View Link
  • Bruce Springsteen's Powerful Return to Rock
    The Boss is back to his rock ‘n’ roll roots with a powerful new album. He talks to AARP about aging, loss and recording again with the E Street Band.
    09/24/2020 - 3:09 am | View Link
  • As The Indian State Cracks Down On Dissent, Rakeysh Mehra Revisits 'Rang De Basanti'
    The filmmaker reflects on the struggle to get 'Rang De Basanti' cleared from the power corridors of Delhi, changing the film's climax last minute, and ...
    09/18/2020 - 4:07 pm | View Link
  • Floods grip Alabama and Florida as west coast wildfire smoke reaches Europe – US politics live
    President contradicts his CDC director over masks and vaccines, as Biden repeats his claim that Trump is ‘climate arsonist’ ...
    09/17/2020 - 12:15 am | View Link
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