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Why does grammar matter?

Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, College of the Holy Cross Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like...

Why do Americans say ‘bay-zle’ and the English say ‘baa-zle’?

Christine Mallinson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an...

What makes something ironic?

Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis Have you ever found yourself about to say, “that’s ironic,” only to stop yourself – unsure whether you were...

7 reasons to learn a foreign language

Kathleen Stein-Smith, Fairleigh Dickinson University Half of the world population is bilingual, but only 25% of Americans can hold a conversation in another language. Changing...

7 reasons to learn a foreign language

Kathleen Stein-Smith, Fairleigh Dickinson University Half of the world population is bilingual, but only 25% of Americans can hold a conversation in another language. Changing...

Why do teachers make us read old stories?

Elisabeth Gruner, University of Richmond ...

“You’re unallocated!” and other BS companies use to obscure reality

Kate Suslava, Bucknell University Corporate America has invented many ways to avoid letting the public know it’s laying people off – or telling employees themselves...

Combatting stereotypes about Appalachian dialects

Kirk Hazen, West Virginia University During the 2016 presidential election, broad support for Donald Trump came from most communities in Appalachia, where he received 63...

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Mercury from industrialized nations is polluting the Arctic – here’s how...

Daniel Obrist, University of Massachusetts Lowell Scientists have long understood that the Arctic is affected by mercury pollution, but know less about how it happens....