Does Language Change How We Think? Ask the Hyper-Polyglot Teen Who Speaks 20 of Them
Teenage hyper-polyglot Tim Doner speaks 20 languages, which he says often makes him become "a different person."
"Each language is in many ways an expression of how one society or culture thinks," says hyper-polyglot Tim Doner. "I feel that when I start to speak foreign languages, a lot of times I become a bit of a different person. Perhaps I say things that I wouldn't necessarily say in English."
Doner, now 17, has been teaching himself foreign languages since he was 13. He is considered a polyglot because he speaks 3 or 4 languages at a high level. In the video below, created and produced by @radical.media, Doner explains how he expresses himself in 20 languages, a level of fluency that makes him a hyper-polyglot.
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.
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- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
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- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
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- Women and nonwhite candidates made record gains in the 2018 midterms.
- In total, almost half of the newly elected Congressional representatives are not white men.
- Those changes come almost entirely from Democrats; Republican members-elect are all white men except for one woman.
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