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Cómo cambia tu cerebro al hablar varios idiomas

Los científicos han observado diferencias físicas entre los cerebros de las personas que hablan varios idiomas y los de las personas que solo hablan uno. En este video exploramos cuáles son esas diferencias cerebrales entre bilingües y monolingües y cómo podrían afectarnos en nuestro desempeño cotidiano y en nuestra salud. Suscríbete al canal aquí 👉 https://bbc.in/2UHHVsu ● Investigación, guion y …

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3 preguntas clave sobre la nueva variante del coronavirus detectada en Reino Unido

Una nueva variedad del coronavirus identificada en Reino Unido está generando alarma en todo el mundo. Desde que las autoridades británicas anunciaron su existencia la semana pasada numerosos países han cancelado los vuelos procedentes de Reino Unido y los gobiernos de Inglaterra y Escocia impusieron una nueva y estricta cuarentena que afecta a millones de personas en medio de las …

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Viral videos of racism: how an old civil rights strategy is being used in a new digital age

Mourning in Minneapolis: Terrence Floyd at a vigil for his brother George Floyd on the spot where he died in police custody. Tannen Maury/EPA

<h1 class=”legacy”>Viral videos of racism: how an old civil rights strategy is being used in a new digital age</h1> <span><a href=”https://theconversation.com/profiles/sage-goodwin-1040749″>Sage Goodwin</a>, <em><a href=”https://theconversation.com/institutions/university-of-oxford-1260″>University of Oxford</a></em></span> <p>After a black bird-watcher filmed a white dog-walker on May 25 calling the police on him in response to his request she obey the dog-leash laws in the Ramble woodlands area of Central Park, …

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What Ramadan means to Muslims: 4 essential reads

Women pray at a mosque during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on May 6 in Bali, Indonesia. AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati

Women pray at a mosque during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on May 6 in Bali, Indonesia. AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati Kalpana Jain, The Conversation During the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world will not eat or drink from dawn to sunset. Muslims believe that the sacred text of Quran was first revealed to Prophet …

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The impact of Brexit on relations between the UK and Gulf countries

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Buckingham Palace in central London on March 7, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/AFP

Hassan Obeid, INSEEC U. On January 31, the United Kingdom will cease to be a member of the European Union and regain its status as an “independent” trading partner. Over the course of 2019, the country ramped up its efforts to sign up trading partners and was able to establish 20 bilateral “continuity” agreements covering 50 countries or territories. While many …

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In India’s cities, life is lived on the streets – how coronavirus changed that

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Lakshmi Priya Rajendran, Anglia Ruskin University India’s coronavirus lockdown of 1.3 billion people is unprecedented in size and scope, particularly in a country where city streets are so thronged with life in all its guises. After an initial three-week shutdown, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced the lockdown would be extended until May 3. Mobility data from Google published …

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Microplastics: tiny crustaceans can fragment them into even smaller nanoplastics

Gammarus duebeni, the shrimp-like animal that can break down microplastic. Alicia Mateos Cárdenas, Author provided

Gammarus duebeni, the shrimp-like animal that can break down microplastic. Alicia Mateos Cárdenas, Author provided Alicia Mateos Cárdenas, University College Cork Microplastics are widespread in seas and oceans, and their harmful effects on many different marine animals are well known. However, we know relatively little about the microplastics in our freshwater rivers, streams and lakes. We still don’t know exactly …

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About-face: politicians switch from vilifying burqas to mandating masks

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Nilufar Ahmed, University of Bristol People in the UK will be soon be required by law to wear masks in shops to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This follows the introduction of mandatory face coverings on public transport in June. There is evidence that supports the public health benefits of wearing face coverings in public. But the UK government and …

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Sending international students home would sap US influence and hurt the economy

Some colleges may have to scramble to make plans to keep international students enrolled. Boston Globe/Getty Images

Some colleges may have to scramble to make plans to keep international students enrolled. Boston Globe/Getty Images David L. Di Maria, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on July 8 to explain a policy rule issued on July 6. The Trump administration announced on July 14 that the policy rule had been rescinded. U.S. …

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