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U.S. must win back trust on intelligence gathering, Obama says

WASHINGTON-- Saying that U.S. intelligence agencies have to "win back the trust, not just of governments but more importantly of ordinary citizens," PresidentObamaconfirmed that he will propose toCongressthat theNational Security Agencyno longer have the authority to collect and hold years' worth …

Can I successfully learn a language online?

"There are more people actively learning a language through DuoLingo than in the entire US public school system," says Luis von Ahn, founder of the free language learning app. Since its launch in 2012, more than 30 million people have downloaded the 2013 Apple app of the year, which gamified …

Despite a troubled history, Argentina still needs the English language

Student Gill Harris reflects on her experience of what it's like to reconcile a fraught political past with the financial need to learn English<p>In a Studies of Youth Literature class at the University of Buenos Aires, my teacher picked on me, the only native speaker, to read aloud from our copy of …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage

Britain's rich maritime legacy is under threat from commercial treasure hunters who are accused by experts of plundering and destroying the nation's underwater heritage.<p>A group of leading archaeologists and historians warn that unless the government intervenes to protect scores of historically …

Is Sirius the most luminous star?

Tonight – March 17, 2018 – look outside, and you can’t miss Sirius, the brightest star in the nighttime sky. Is Sirius the most luminous star? No. To …

Is the Internet Making Us More Democratic?

<i>Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo is a peer at #DemocraciaEnRed, a Latin America-based movement to promote the evolution of democracy through modern tools.</i><p>While discontent rooted in the offline world continues to be the source of protests worldwide, few can argue that the lowered cost of communication …

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …