Wikitongue: every language for everybody. For free.
If this projects works, the future looks gloomy for language schools. The founders of Wikitongue hope to document the world's 7,000 languages. They ask individuals to contribute videos of themselves speaking in their own language – from German to Swahili. The whole thing is mostly organised through its Youtube account. Anyone can upload videos on their own, making this a crowdsourced project – as well as functioniong as a non-profit organisation
Read on rising.globalvoicesonline.org 13/3/2014
European humans have become “whiter” in the past 5,000 years
According to research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, European humans have become “whiter” in the past 5,000 years, undergoing a distinct change in their DNA due to natural selection. We all want to be more tanned, but nature seems to have other ideas.
Read on independent.co.uk 13/3/2014