Hundreds more are documented in Robert Macfarlane's Landmarks.
- In Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane revives hundreds of nearly-forgotten words to remind us of our relationship with nature.
- New dictionaries are deleting nature words while adding technology terms, which Macfarlane states further separates us from the environment.
- The words we speak shape the reality we understand, making it essential to aptly describe what is happening on the planet.
Isogloss cartography shows diversity, richness, and humour of the French language
Tips on telling human stories that audiences want to hear from start to finish.
- The most important part of being a writer is feeling that you're not important and that the work you're doing is not about you.
- "A journalist is someone who is willing to disappoint themselves with the truth."
- Every piece of journalism has a narrative arc, and that arc is integral to any human storytelling.
It doesn't matter where you're from — music is an emotional powerhouse.
- Over 2,500 people from the U.S. and China listened to the same music and were similarly affected by it.
- The study identifies a specific set of feelings that music can evoke, which you can experience in this incredible interactive map.
- Further research can use these findings to figure out how music stirs emotion in us.
European Word Translator: a simple idea adds a cartographic flourish to Google's online translation service