Niblings | How languages forces us to encode extra information, especially Chinese, and how this can affect behaviour

I was having a conversation recently about the term niblings. I hadn’t heard of it either, it means nephews and nieces, by analogy to siblings. It appears to have been coined in 1951 by a linguist, only to have languished for half a century, until it has begun to be picked up by people seeking to […]

TED | Short presentation on Ideas Worth Spreading

About TED TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the […]