Monthly Archives: June 2012

Solving a Linguistic Mystery

Spoken by the Burusho of Pakistan, the Burushaski language has puzzled scholars for decades. Like Basque, it is considered to be a language isolate, not related to any other language in the world. Now, that may have changed. Linguistics professor Ilija Casule, of Australia’s Macquarie Universi...
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Happy Father’s Day!

Today is Father’s Day in at least 72 different countries around the world, everywhere from the United States and the UK to Zimbabwe. But how did Father’s Day get started, and why do so many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June? Father’s Day was the brainchild of Sonor...
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