Learning extra languages ‘boosts brain’

From BBC NEWS
“Learning a second language ‘boosts’ brain-power, scientists believe.
They found learning other languages altered grey matter – the area of the brain which processes information – in the same way exercise builds muscles.”

This is something so simple and yet so revelatory. I believe it must be a similar thing which leads to creative artists branching into different genres.

UK ID cards to be issued with first biometric passports

From the Register

“What’s left of the ‘voluntary’ figleaf to the UK’s ID scheme will erode in the next few months, when Home Secretary David Blunkett introduces legislation that will allow implementation of the scheme and include provision for a rolling programme to issue ID cards along with passport renewals.”

I’m a bit disgusted about this. It’s a useless technology which will serve merely as an expenditure device in order to garner more income for the government by selling information, all at the cost of our privacy and our tax money. But it’s all in the name of security, so that’s alright. Wankers.

Learning extra languages ‘boosts brain’

From BBC NEWS

“Learning a second language ‘boosts’ brain-power, scientists believe.

They found learning other languages altered grey matter – the area of the brain which processes information – in the same way exercise builds muscles.”

This is something so simple and yet so revelatory. I believe it must be a similar thing which leads to creative artists branching into different genres.