Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: history

Written By: daveski on September 10, 2011 No Comment

I’m at the BLC one-day colloquium, History and Memory in Foreign Language Study, and though I’ll only be able to be here for part of the day, I’d like to leave a few thoughts. Or, as I’ve tried to indicate in the title, one view.

Before launching into the collection of liveblogging tidbits that […]

more→
Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 26, 2009 No Comment
Indus Valley Stone Tablets Inscriptions

A new study to be published in Science magazine, regarding the stone tablet inscriptions from the Indus Valley region four thousand years ago, is a topic of hotly contested debate:

Did the people of the Indus Valley civilization have a written language? According to the researchers who conducted the latest analysis, the answer is […]

more→
Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 18, 2009 No Comment

Here’s a very cool, animated history of the Internet:

My favorite comment on the video by a viewer:

I’m pretty sure Al Gore invented the Internet. I don’t know where these people got their information.

Heh.

more→
Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 9, 2009 No Comment

A very interesting article in the Atlantic traces how cocktails acquired their names, like the Manhatten, the Negroni, and the Rob Roy. Some really cool info:

Sometimes a name just fits the bill, so it gets the same name with a sequential number. A perfect example is the Corpse Reviver #2. Part of […]

more→
  Copyright ©2009 Found in Translation, All rights reserved.| Powered by WordPress| WPElegance2Col theme by Techblissonline.com