Radio Inspire

How To Learn Sign Language

Browsing:

Tag: TEDTalks

Rajesh Rao: Computing a Rosetta Stone for the Indus script

Rajesh Rao: Computing a Rosetta Stone for the Indus script

I’d like to begin with a thought experiment. Imagine that it’s 4,000 years into the future. Civilization as we know it has ceased to exist — no books, no electronic devices, no Facebook or Twitter. All knowledge of the English Read more…


The surprisingly charming science of your gut | Giulia Enders

The surprisingly charming science of your gut | Giulia Enders

A few years ago, I always had this thing happening to me, especially at family gatherings like teas with aunts and uncles or something like this. When people come up to you, and they ask you, “So, what are you Read more…


How cancer cells communicate — and how we can slow them down | Hasini Jayatilaka

How cancer cells communicate — and how we can slow them down | Hasini Jayatilaka

Cancer. It’s a devastating disease that takes an enormous emotional toll. Not only on the patient, but the patient’s loved ones, as well. It is a battle that the human race has been fighting for centuries. And while we’ve made Read more…


How to save a language from extinction | Daniel Bögre Udell

How to save a language from extinction | Daniel Bögre Udell

Languages don’t just die naturally. People abandon mother tongues, because they’re forced to. Often, the pressure is political. In 1892, the US Army general Richard Henry Pratt argued that killing indigenous cultures was the only alternative to killing indigenous people. Read more…


Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage

Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage

I’m a neuroscientist, and I’m the co-founder of Backyard Brains, and our mission is to train the next generation of neuroscientists by taking graduate-level neuroscience research equipment and making it available for kids in middle schools and high schools. And Read more…


Suzanne Talhouk: Don’t kill your language

Suzanne Talhouk: Don’t kill your language

Translator: khalid marbou Reviewer: Anwar Dafa-Alla Good morning! Are you awake? They took my name tag, but I wanted to ask you, did anyone here write their name on the tag in Arabic? Anyone! No one? All right, no problem. Read more…


Kate Hartman: The art of wearable communication

Kate Hartman: The art of wearable communication

My name is Kate Hartman. And I like to make devices that play with the ways that we relate and communicate. So I’m specifically interested in how we, as humans, relate to ourselves, each other and the world around us. Read more…


How to Gesture Authentically and Spot Fake Body Language

How to Gesture Authentically and Spot Fake Body Language

Speakers who gesture more and have a broader range of gestures that they can pull from while they’re speaking, come across as more charismatic and interesting from the stage. But what if you don’t gesture a lot or you seem Read more…


Could we speak the language of dolphins? | Denise Herzing

Could we speak the language of dolphins? | Denise Herzing

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Well, now we’re going to the Bahamas to meet a remarkable group of dolphins that I’ve been working with in the wild for the last 28 years. Now I’m interested in dolphins because of Read more…


Why language is humanity’s greatest invention | David Peterson

Why language is humanity’s greatest invention | David Peterson

Spoons. Cardboard boxes. Toddler-size electric trains. Holiday ornaments. Bounce houses. Blankets. Baskets. Carpets. Tray tables. Smartphones. Pianos. Robes. Photographs. What do all of these things have in common, aside from the fact they’re photos that I took in the last Read more…