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Fight Dementia: Go Bilingual

Speaking 2 languages helps even if you can't read

(Newser) - If you could be reading this in another language, good news: You may have an extra weapon against dementia. A study in India suggests that being bilingual delays three kinds of dementia by 4.5 years on average, NBC News reports. "Being bilingual is a particularly efficient and effective... More »

On NY School's Summer Reading List: 30+ Typos

Students advised to read 'The Great Gypsy,' Emily Bonte

(Newser) - Good news, students of Hempstead Public Schools: You won't be wading through F. Scott Fitzgerald's version of that Leo DiCaprio movie this fine summer vacation. Rather, you'll be searching endlessly for a tome called The Great Gypsy—at least according to the district's summer reading list,... More »

Ethiopian Kids Get Tablets, Start Teaching Themselves

Even begin hacking in 'One Laptop' study

(Newser) - The people behind One Laptop Per Child wanted to see if illiterate children who don't have access to school could benefit from a tablet computer, so they dropped off a few Motorola Xooms in remote, isolated Ethiopian villages, reports the MIT Technology Review . The tablets were preloaded with educational... More »

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