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Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

Language Learning

Meet New Glenn, Blue Origin's monster rocket that will carry humans to space

Blue Origin, the space project of Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has unveiled its next rocket: the New Glenn.<p>Named after the first American to orbit Earth, …

Space Travel

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The Math Revolution

The number of American teens who excel at advanced math has surged. Why?<p>On a sultry evening last July, a tall, soft-spoken 17-year-old named David Stoner and nearly 600 other math whizzes from all over the world sat huddled in small groups around wicker bistro tables, talking in low voices and …

Education

12 reasons to be optimistic about life in 2016

Once again it’s time to wipe down my dusty, smeary, sticky crystal ball and peer ahead. I’m actually rather optimistic about 2016. I think we’ve got a lot of good stuff to look forward to, large and small - everything from fewer beards and better TV to improved geopolitics. So, here are twelve …

Oil

Blowhards, Beware: Megyn Kelly Will Slay You Now

The brightest star at Fox News, Megyn Kelly is a newly minted role model for women who sees her gender as irrelevant, and a conservative champion who transcends politics with her skillful skewering of windbags of both parties, most notably Donald Trump. Evgenia Peretz gets to know the woman behind …

Donald Trump

Why I'm Going to Havana

<i>In 1961, three U.S. Marines lowered the American flag at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. Today, they've returned to Cuba to raise the flag once more.</i><p>Fifty-four years ago, the United States broke diplomatic relations with Cuba, and three young Marine guards volunteered for one final act of duty: …

Malian 'hero' of Paris attacks gets French nationality

Lassana Bathily, who risked his life to rescue Jewish hostages, will be given French nationality<p>A Malian Muslim who hid shoppers from an Islamist gunman during an attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris will be given French nationality, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.<p>After the gunman had …

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

Picture of the Day: When Art Meets Nature

WHEN ART MEETS NATURE<p>Artwork by <b>Nuxuno Xän</b> | Photograph by Rosali Rodrigues<p>Spotted in Fort-de-France, Martinique, is this awesome street art mural …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Leadership

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