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11 Websites You Can Use to Speak a New Language

For anyone itching to speak a new language, it’s easier than ever to get started with the help of these new online communication tools.

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The Hidden Bias of Science’s Universal Language

The vast majority of scientific papers today are published in English. What gets lost when other languages get left out?<p>Newton’s <i>Principia Mathematica</i> was written in Latin; Einstein’s first influential papers were written in German; Marie Curie’s work was published in French. Yet today, most …


Illuminati Art: Inside the Aesthetics of a Modern Conspiracy

The New World Order may not exist—but that doesn’t mean we wouldn't know what it would look like if it did.<p><i>Top L to R: Illuminati's Eye of Minerva; Masonic Eye of Providence; Yale's Skull and Bones. Bottom L to R: Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa's “De occulta philosophia libri tres”; Baphomet; Eliphas</i> …

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Teenage Girls Have Led Language Innovation for Centuries

Criticizing teenage girls for the way they speak is nothing short of a time-honored tradition for adults who take issue with to everything from slang …


Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and most of us – …

10 Tips And Tricks To Learn Any Language

Matthew Youlden speaks nine languages fluently and understands more than a dozen more. We work in the same office in Berlin so I constantly hear him …