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- Jan 15 Thu 2015 11:56
It has been nearly 20 years since a landmark education study found that, by age 3, children from low-income families have heard 30 million fewer words than more affluent children, putting them at an educational disadvantage before they have begun school.
- Jan 13 Tue 2015 11:49
Humans have historically seen large carnivores such as wolves and bears as threats to our livelihoods, or lives. They might, say, eat our sheep. Or our family. So, as the human population has grown, the numbers of large carnivores has generally plummeted. Which has unfortunate consequences. For example, without wolves in the northeast, ubiquitous deer spread disease and cause traffic accidents.
- Jan 07 Wed 2015 15:27
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez chose an unexpected theme for her year-end message to the country: a change in policy at the state-run airline to allow passengers to carry their already notoriously-pampered lapdogs with them on flights.
- Jan 06 Tue 2015 15:26
Prominent French journalist Eric Zemmour was back in the spotlight Saturday after being barred by a news channel for saying Muslims were elbowing French people out of the suburbs.
- Jan 05 Mon 2015 15:24
Germany is looking to increase its investment in Pakistan’s energy sector, provided companies are reassured about the security situation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday during a visit by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
- Jan 04 Sun 2015 15:24
For a group of hardy Berliners, Christmas Day is a time to sing seasonal songs, don festive wear and take a plunge in a cold lake.
- Jan 03 Sat 2015 15:23
- Jan 02 Fri 2015 15:21
Scientists believe they have discovered why people who work nightshifts are more prone to weight gain and obesity. Rather than eating more, night workers burn off fewer calories, their research suggests.
- Jan 01 Thu 2015 15:21
780 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water and 3.4 million people die every year from diseases related to contaminated water. Theresa Dankovich, a chemist who did her PhD at McGill University and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia, is hoping her new invention can help.
- Sep 05 Fri 2014 18:53
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- Aug 28 Thu 2014 15:04
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- Aug 28 Thu 2014 15:03
Brussels is a city so beautiful that it hardly needs any decoration. Once every two years, its beauty is at its highest when a carpet is laid out over its most beautiful landmark, the Grand Place Square. This might sound strange, to cover a monument with a carpet, but when you understand that the carpet is made of nearly one million flowers, it paints a much prettier picture.
- Aug 28 Thu 2014 15:02
As quickly as you can, name the most widely used rock and roll instrument you can think of. What came to mind? Many of you probably thought of the electric guitar, but what about the cello?
- Aug 25 Mon 2014 09:19