“Got a minute?” Scientific American offers one every day.

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Do you want to work on vocabulary, fluency, pitch range, or interpreting technical content to a lay audience?  Scientific American is a long-established magazine that publishes articles on a broad range of scientific topics for non-specialists. One of …

All the language learning you can do with NPR

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“NPR” stands for “National Public Radio,” a not-for-profit radio network that emphasizes high quality, in-depth, long-form news and conversation. For advanced English language learning, the NPR website and apps are a gold mine f…


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Something has been bothering me the last few days. I have been working on two difficult papers, but aside from that, it’s something more serious. I have been reading a lot about Aaron Swartz. If you haven’t heard about him or … Continue reading