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How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

PlayStation Winter Sale: Five Deals To Snap Up

Image: iStock<p>The PlayStation Store is offering up a butt-load of bargains to help you fill in the cold, winter days. Games for all the different …

Dragon Ball FighterZ

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

Robotics

28 Documentaries To Watch If You're Not Normally Into Documentaries

There's something for everyone.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Entertainment

Wife buys another remote control, hides and takes revenge on her husband

Don’t pretend you’re not now thinking about doing something similar.<p>This was actually Euro 2016 but we believe it works just as well no matter what …

Samsung's headphone-replacing S-Ray speakers may actually become a reality

What if headphones didn't have to touch your head? No earbuds falling out of your ears, no pressure on your skull. A beam of sound only you can hear, coming from tiny speakers mounted on a neckband, or perhaps an article of clothing.<p>That's what a few developers inside Samsung wanted to build -- and …

How to Solve the ‘The Wizard Standoff Riddle’ to Become the Hero of Your Magic School

In “a clever Ted Ed Riddle” animated by Artrake Studio and narrated by Addison Anderson, math teacher and TED-Ed educator Daniel Finkel posed the …

‘You haven’t experienced life until you’ve seen Muppet outtakes’

Someone put these Muppet outtakes on Twitter and they are the most rewarding 2 minutes you’ll spend today.you haven't experienced life until you've …

Cloudflare's new consumer DNS service promises a faster, more secure internet

You'd be forgiven if DNS news wasn't on your radar for April Fool's day, but that's just what Cloudflare served up this weekend. In what is very much …

DNS

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Siblings

“Read Ahead” Looks Like An Interesting Literacy Tool

I saw this tweet on Twitter earlier this week and decided to check out Read Ahead.<p>This is what came out of my grad school research & it’s completely …

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Artificial Intelligence

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling.<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalize violence and human suffering, but …

Sergei Skripal - the Russian former spy at centre of poison mystery

<b>Sergei Skripal, the ex-Russian spy who is fighting for his life after being poisoned in Salisbury, was born in the Soviet enclave of Kaliningrad on 23 June 1951.</b><p>It was close enough to the West to pick up the sound of BBC World Service radio broadcasts and friends talk about him recalling the faint …

Russia

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

How To Get Android Apps Running On Your Laptop

It makes more sense than ever to put some Android apps on you laptop. As well as giving you access to apps that have no desktop or web equivalent …

Brunch ‘wank’

<b>BRUNCH is a massive load of wank, it has emerged.</b><p>Researchers at the Institute for Studies found the so-called meal to be problematic on all …

Breakfast

Urban Downhill Bicycle Racing Is Our New Favorite Sport

This city-sanctioned race, traversing narrow staircases and tight wooden ramps, took place in Grasse, France.<p>The "Breaking Bad" spinoff revels in a …

Donald Trump

I was a pawn in one of the great comedy crimes | Stewart Lee

David Chappelle claimed he was late onstage because my act had overrun, but perhaps he was constructing an elaborate alibi…<p>The weekend before last, my curator friend worried there had been a burglary at his Bloomsbury Museum of Comedy, but nothing was taken. Perhaps some obsessed comedy fan had …

Ukraine chess champion ready for praise and blame over Saudi boycott

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian chess champion Anna Muzychuk is ready for both praise and blame for boycotting this week’s world speed chess championship in Saudi Arabia - something which means she will lose two world titles and pass up substantial earnings.<p>The 27-year-old Muzychuk is refusing …

Saudi Arabia

Pub fruit machine dreamt of being vending machine in leisure centre

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:35:24 +0000SocietyTim Tellinghttp://www.thedailymash.co.uk/?p=174096THERE is widespread confusion over men's decision to start …

Brendan Fairclough behind the scenes at crazy Taxco urban downhill - MBR

Loco motion<p>Nail guns, circular saw, wild dogs, raw sewage and lots and lots of steps. This is a great look behind the scenes of Tasco urban downhill …

Slow Cooker Fruit and Dessert Recipes

The slow cooker can be used to make a number of desserts and fruit dishes. Cheesecakes are amazing and crack free, and fruit crisps and compotes cook …

Jon Stewart Beautifully Handles This Segment With A Non-Verbal Autistic Woman After It Doesn’t Go As Planned

Carly Fleischmann is an autistic woman who can’t speak, but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her dreams of becoming what she calls the “first-ever nonverbal celebrity talk show host.” And from the short package that introduced her segment during Night Of Too Many Stars, she has succeeded with …

There's a red sun over Britain and Londoners are loving it

On Monday, Brits noticed that the sun had unexpectedly changed colour, which prompted everyone to start googling.<p>It turns out this was a side-effect …

10 Excellent Collaborative Whiteboard Tools to Use in Your Teaching

September 4, 2017 Collaboration and team work are at the centre of meaningful learning experiences both inside and outside classroom walls. Luckily …

Whiteboards

Shelley Berman, Famed Comedian and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor, Dead at 92

Shelley Berman, famed stand-up comedian of the Fifties and Sixties who acted well into his eighties, died Friday at his home in Bell Canyon, …

This ‘Tetris’ lamp lets you play the classic puzzle game IRL

If you play <i>Tetris</i> for any long period of time, you’ll start dreaming of falling blocks. Make your dreams a reality with this stackable <i>Tetris</i> …

What’s going on with those Android Wear 2.0 notification issues?

It’s being described as “one of the worst jokes in recent times.” “I’m absolutely fuming!!!” says one commenter. “This is a bad dream,” states another.<p>Nothing strikes the nerve quite like Android Wear notification issues.<p>Since early April, frustrated smartwatch owners running Android Wear 2.0 have …