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FORTUNE — Duolingo, the company and free application that teaches people languages through game-like activities, announced on Tuesday that it raised $20 million in a funding round led by the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.<p>The service, which launched in 2012, is …

How To Learn A Foreign Language In 3 Months

"French and Spanish, English, German, and Brazilian Portuguese..." he ticks them off for me. "And Esperanto."<p>That last one is a made-up language, or a "constructed international auxiliary language," meaning it was designed to help people from different nations without a common tongue …

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Learning a language: five tips

Apps, films, friends and Skype can all help you learn languages<p>• Learning Russian in a day<p><b>1. Master a new phase a day</b><br>The key to learning a language is remembering the 2,000 or so basic words and phrases. Aim to turn this task into an enjoyable habit, building in five to 10 minutes of memorisation …

Brain Processes Music Much Like Spoken Language, New Study Shows

When jazz musicians let their creativity flow and start to improvise melodies, they use parts of their brains typically associated with spoken language — specifically, regions that help people interpret syntax or the structure of sentences, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at Johns Hopkins …

Are musicians better language learners?

Today's economic environment demands that our children become the very best they can be. A lot of demands are placed upon us as parents, and whether we like it or not, we need to help our children navigate their way in today's fast-paced world and build their skills for the future. But not all …

Putin's Body Language Betrayed Anxiety, Aggression

Vladimir Putin tried to sound reasonable and in control as he addressed the Ukrainian crisis during his news conference Tuesday — but his lip-licking and furrowed brow betrayed a mix of aggression and nervousness, body-language experts said.<p>At times slouching in a chair, Putin might have seemed — …

The Pentagon Is Studying World Leaders' Body Language

The Office of Net Assessments, a sort of internal think tank for the U.S. secretary of defense, has spent $300,000 annually since 2009 for research to study the body language and movement patterns of key global leaders, one of them being Putin, who has served as Russia's president and prime …

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This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Fantasy world based on Alice in Wonderland wins architectural fairytale contest

Fairytale story Alice in Wonderland becomes the backdrop for a dystopian world filled with fantastical structures in this competition-winning project …