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LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

Learning a language is never easy. One thing that’s usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. LanguageTwin, a startup I met at the Willamette Angel Conference in Corvallis, Ore., last week, aims to do just …

James Beard Awards, Anticipated Restaurants, and More

<i>In case you missed them, here are the top stories from the week in Eater:</i><p>Recapping the week in Eater: Monday was the <b>James Beard Foundation Awards</b> (see all the winners and the after-party hangover observations). There was a look at the <b>35 most anticipated openings</b> of Spring and Summer across the …

Some words descended largely unchanged since end of last ice age

Seven major language families might all descend from an ancient language superfamily. Some words from that early language might be recognizable today.<p>…

Can expensive audio cables improve the sound of a hi-fi?

Some audiophiles swear that cables can make or break the sound of their hi-fis, while others poo-poo the idea and use the cheapest hardware store wires. The debates have raged for years, but the only way to really know for sure is to try a set of high-end cables in your system. When I sold hi-fis …

Color-changing gloves detect airborne toxins with shades of blue

Researchers say new materials could enhance both lab and food safety<p>Researchers in Germany have developed new color-changing gloves designed to alert lab workers to the presence of invisible toxic chemicals. Created by scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State …

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'What Old People Think About Gay Sex': Davey Wavey Finds Out In Latest Video

"What do you think about gay sex?"<p>That's the question YouTube sensation Davey Wavey poses to a number of senior citizens in his latest video.<p>Needless to say, a number of hilarious answers ensue. Among the best:<p>"I haven't had it in years."<p>"I'd rather do it than think about it, for one thing."<p>"Oh, I …

Nevada Closer to OKing Gay Marriage

Is a Killer Stalking and Strangling Gay Men in Queens?

After two gay men were found strangled in Queens within one week of each other, a City Council member is warning members of the LGBT community that a …

Darren Criss' 'Call Me Maybe' Cover At GLAAD Awards Includes Gay Rights Lyrics (VIDEO)

Darren Criss, star of "Glee," offered the audience at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles a very gay version of Carly Rae Jepsen's pop hit "Call Me Maybe."<p>The 26-year-old actor graced the stage on April 20 to croon about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and call for an end to …

Cher, Sally Field, Harrison Ford And Kathy Bates On Gay Marriage

Marriage equality is definitely a serious issue, but who would have thought reactions to it could be so hilarious?<p>Queer media outlet LGBT Hollywood recently stopped a few A-list stars on the red carpet during the American Film Institute's "Night At The Movies" and some of their reactions were …

HIV and hepatitis warning over illegal tattooists

<b>Illegal unlicensed tattoo parlours are putting customers at risk from HIV and hepatitis, council bosses in England and Wales have warned.</b><p>The Local Government Association (LGA) said such operators were more likely to use substandard equipment and conduct inadequate sterilisation techniques.<p>They were …

New advances with E. coli bacteria could eventually improve biofuel production

Currently, producing fuel directly from biological products can lead to some tough choices. The resulting biofuel usually either needs to be mixed with regular petroleum or the vehicles themselves need to be modified to work with it. New research published recently details the work of scientists to …

Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …