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Posts and resources related to science and recent research findings, including those related to language acquisiton and learning. Improve your scientific English and learn lots of interesting stuff!

We have Pluto in our sights!

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Summer is great for lots of things-  going to the beach, having a beer out on a terrace with some good friends, taking time off work and just relaxing.  But, at least in the cities, it isn’t such a great

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Are you a super-recognizer?

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Have you got a photographic memory? Are you part of the 2% of the population capable of keeping in their retinas 80% of the faces they see? People who are part of this group are called “super-recognizers” If you’d like

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‘I may go to Mars and never come back’

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Have you ever got so fed up that you’ve thought about stopping everything you’re doing and changing everything in your life? Have you ever thought about leaving- I mean really leaving the planet? Well now here’s your chance. You might

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Is learning English better than sex?

Dopamine: the natural drug that can also get you learning

Learning a foreign language is considered by many to be a chore; a tedious, time-consuming task that takes big amounts of effort and perseverance on our part. And that’s only learning enough to get by. If our goal is to

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Speak to the World!: Ebola – More than a virus!

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This week’s podcast and self study guide focuses on the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Listen, reflect and send us your comments! Self Study Before you listen consider the following questions: What do you know about Ebola? How do you

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