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Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire - VICE

Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire - VICE | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Nearly half of Brits think we should be proud of our colonial heritage.
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News articles for IELTS and general EFL - Topics, vocabulary and discussion. EFL SMARTblog - http://efllecturer.blogspot.co.uk
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IELTS and newspapers -

IELTS and newspapers - | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Advice on and how and why to use newspapers to improve reading and vocabulary skills for IELTS, with suggested practice exercises and useful links

Via Jim George
Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, January 28, 2016 9:33 AM

Some handy links here to remind us to do this regularly

Trung Kiệt's curator insight, April 17, 2017 11:54 AM
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YouGov survey: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'

YouGov survey: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans' | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Some passive aggressive phrases - like "with the greatest respect" - could get lost in translation.
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BBC - Capital - What we just don't understand about the 1%

BBC - Capital - What we just don't understand about the 1% | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
The widening chasm between the superrich and the rest of us.
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Growing Up Surrounded by Books Has a Lasting Positive Effect on the Brain, Says a New Scientific Study

Somewhere in the annals of the internet--if this sprawling, near-sentient thing we call the internet actually has annals--there is a fine, fine quote by filmmaker John Waters.
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BBC - Future - What is the best age to learn a language?

BBC - Future - What is the best age to learn a language? | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
When it comes to learning a foreign language, we tend to think that children are the most adept. But that may not be the case – and there are added benefits to starting as an adult.
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"A study by researchers in Israel found, for example, that adults were better at grasping an artificial language rule and applying it to new words in a lab setting. The scientists compared three separate groups: 8-year-olds, 12-year-olds, and young adults. The adults scored higher than both younger groups, and the 12-year-olds also did better than the younger children."

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The bang on the head that knocked English out of me

The bang on the head that knocked English out of me | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Hannah Jenkins speaks English in the morning and German in the afternoon - it all started with a cycling accident.
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Top linguist: ‘I’m leaving the UK because of the disaster of Brexit’ | Politics | The Guardian

Top linguist: ‘I’m leaving the UK because of the disaster of Brexit’ | Politics | The Guardian | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Alex Rawlings, named the country’s most multilingual student in 2012, is moving to Barcelona next month
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Our tomorrows: teenagers around the world share their fears and dreams

Young people talk about how it feels to grow up in 2018, from dealing with racism in New York and fighting for LGBT rights in Jakarta to facing exa
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How translation apps are ironing out embarrassing gaffes

How translation apps are ironing out embarrassing gaffes | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
The goal of real-time natural language translation is getting closer, but mistakes still happen.
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Psychologists Reveal a Common Bias that Explains Why So Many People Believe in False and Ridiculous Myths

Psychologists Reveal a Common Bias that Explains Why So Many People Believe in False and Ridiculous Myths | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Most people don't know how to properly evaluate evidence. As a constant barrage of news events and the spread of misinformation makes clear, human beings are far from ideal thinkers. They are prone to errors in judgment, bias, inconsistency, self-serving delusions, and fall prey to any number of conspiracy theories and other false beliefs. 
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BBC - Capital - What is the future of English in the US?

BBC - Capital - What is the future of English in the US? | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Similar to the UK and Australia, US citizens can rely on the luxury of being native English speakers – but in today's changing world, could monolingual Americans be left behind?
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BBC - Capital - Why we hate using email but love sending texts

BBC - Capital - Why we hate using email but love sending texts | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
They both allow us to stay in touch, but while email often attracts ire, text messaging is more popular than ever. Is the way we choose to communicate saying more than we might think?
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Do social media threaten democracy?

IN 1962 a British political scientist, Bernard Crick, published “In Defence of Politics”. He argued that the art of political horse-trading, far from being shabby, lets people of different beliefs live together in a peaceful, thriving society.
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Cars are killing us. Within 10 years, we must phase them out | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

Cars are killing us. Within 10 years, we must phase them out | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Driving is ruining our lives. Only drastic action will kick our dependency, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot
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Should the term 'racist' be redefined?

Should the term 'racist' be redefined? | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
A series of very public arguments over race blighted Black History Month and reminded us of an undisputed fact.
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Spotting Fake News on Facebook (and What to Do About it) •

Spotting Fake News on Facebook (and What to Do About it) • | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Fake news is a pretty sensitive topic. It gained a lot of steam around the time of the US election and it’s been plaguing many of us ever since.

How do you know whether the news story you just read is real? How do you avoid sharing stories specifically designed to fire you up and tap into your confirmation bias?

That’s what we’ll explore in this post! We’ll show you some techniques and share tips that will help you spot (and avoid!) fake news stories on Facebook.

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Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire - VICE

Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire - VICE | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Nearly half of Brits think we should be proud of our colonial heritage.
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When will we stop stereotyping people? - BBC Ideas

When will we stop stereotyping people? - BBC Ideas | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Video: Orientalism is a term that was coined by the late academic Edward Said. What does it mean? Prof Evelyn Alsultany breaks it down.
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BBC - Future - How the internet is becoming a part of us

BBC - Future - How the internet is becoming a part of us | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Beyond Limits

Via Mariano Fernandez S., Juergen Wagner
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Why you have (probably) already bought your last car

Why you have (probably) already bought your last car | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
A growing number of tech analysts are predicting that in less than 20 years we'll all have stopped owning cars.
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The truth about young people and Brexit

The truth about young people and Brexit | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
briefings for Brexit
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How to pull a friend out of the conspiracy theory rabbit hole | Salon.com

How to pull a friend out of the conspiracy theory rabbit hole | Salon.com | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
False conspiracy theories are real problems and we can and should do something about them. My work discusses the nature of the problem, why people get sucked in, how they get out and what pragmatic things can be done to help individuals escape the conspiracy theory rabbit hole.
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Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says

Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Chronic exposure to poisonous air has a bigger negative impact on older men, a new study reveals.
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Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO2 emissions slashed | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Researchers warn that even limited climate warming could trigger conditions not seen in a million years.
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BBC - Future - How the menstrual cycle changes women’s brains – for better

BBC - Future - How the menstrual cycle changes women’s brains – for better | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
Right after a period, women have better spatial awareness. Three weeks after, verbal skills peak. It turns out the monthly cycle does change the brain – but not in the ways you think.
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BBC - Future - Are first impressions really accurate?

BBC - Future - Are first impressions really accurate? | News for Discussion | Scoop.it
New research has found that some of us are especially good judges of character... but only in specific circumstances.
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