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Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners


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from Forbes

Want To Know The Language Of The Future? The Data Suggests It Could Be...French

For many centuries, France was the official language of culture, and erudition. It was the language of diplomacy and arts. Aristocrats in Imperial Russia spoke French, even amongst themselves, as Tolstoy and many others documented. In short, if you wanted to be educated, you had to speak French.


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THE map of the modern Middle East, a political and economic pivot in the international order, is in tatters. Syria’s ruinous war is the turning point. But the centrifugal forces of rival beliefs, tribes and ethnicities — empowered by unintended consequences of the Arab Spring — are also pulling apart a region defined by European colonial powers a century ago and defended by Arab autocrats ever since.


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Yet another study has confirmed the positive benefits of multilingualism on the brain but this is the first to show that the protective effects of bilingualism extend to people who are illiterate.


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from Business Insider

This brilliant map renames each US state with a country generating the same GDP

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from The Huffington Post

This Is Your Brain On Beer And Coffee (INFOGRAPHIC)


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